McNeal to miss 100m hurdles in Tokyo, gets 5 year suspension...


brianna rollins .jpgBrianna Rollins, Beijing 2015, photo via YouTube

Brianna Rollins ran the 100m hurdles in Eugene, and this week, she has had her 5-year ban upheld, so she is out of the 2021 Olympics. In order for USATF to uphold US legal precedents, Rollins had to be allowed to run.

Gabbi Cunningham, who took 4th in the event, will be going to Tokyo to represent the US.

McNeal to miss 100 m Hurdles
LAUSANNE (SUI): Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympic after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld her five-year suspension, informs McNeal was sanctioned in April by the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal after "tampering within the results management process". However, Rollins was allowed to compete at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene while her appeal to the CAS was being considered. McNeal's sanction means Gabbi Cunningham, who finished fourth at the US Olympic Trials, takes McNeal's place on the team for Tokyo.

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