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false start

A condition in which a gas turbine engine fails to attain a stable light up, and the engine does not accelerate to a self-sustaining, or idling, RPM.
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A stewards' report after Zac Brown's withdrawal at Goodwood concluded the eight-year-old sprinter had "broken out of the stalls prior to him [the starter] pushing the button to start the race and therefore [the starter] immediately called a false start".
Even skipper Hermie Macaranas, who was celebrating his 23rd birthday, echoed Go's sentiment, saying: 'Malaking bagay po yong false start kapag sa umpisa handing-handa na kami tapos pababalikin lang kami dahil sa false start.'
However, his false start left the field clear for France's Emmanuel Biron to take victory in 6.69 seconds, Germany's Christian Blum taking silver and Scotland's Cameron Tindle bronze.
Notably, why was the race declared a false start in the first place and why did it take so long to call a halt?
Bolt was disqualified from the 100 final for a false start at the 2011 world championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Jackson said: "He's the clear favourite to go out there and win back his 100m title that he lost the last time because of two false starts. Tyson Gay was the main man who was going to be capable of challenging Usain.
" I got a little nervous after the false start and in a short race like this once you begin on a wrong note much of your energy is sapped.
Now, only an athlete's hands or feet leaving the ground will constitute a false start. ( ANI )
tc ir bo irbo r "There was nothing wrong with the rule they had before where it was one false start and ing wrong with the rule they had before where it was one false start and then anyone would be disqualified after that." Bolt, who is odds-on to defend his 100m title despite fears over his form and fitness, is a 3/1 shot to be disqualified in the final.
The incident triggered a huge debate on the existing rule which came into effect two years ago and sees any athlete making a false start disqualified.
Defending champion and world record holder Bolt was disqualified from the 100m final on Sunday evening for a false start, with his fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake going on to claim the title.
Defending champion Bolt was disqualified from the 100 metres final in the World Championships for a false start, leaving fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake to claim the title.