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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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The Jamaican Olympic champion shocked fans worldwide at the recent World Athletics Championship in Daegu when he false-started in the 100 metres final which automatically disqualified him from defending his title.
"You can't just start saying we need to change the rule because one major star false-started," Greene said.
* Usain Bolt looks to the heavens after being false-started in the final of the 100m at the World Championships
"The new false-start rule is a nightmare," said Olympic champion Marion Jones, whose partner Tim Montgomery escaped all the delays after winning the first heat.
The 25-year-old's shock exit re-opened the debate on the false-start rule, with the sport's world governing body set to discuss the issue on Sunday, but Campbell feels the issue needs to be kept in perspective.
Collins suggested the false-start rule is not right in its current form, which sees an athlete disqualified for any early move.
THE controversial false-start rule which saw Usain Bolt disqualified from the final of the 100 metres at the World Championships will be discussed by the sport's governing body next Sunday.
Lewis-Francis was first to false-start in the final but this did not seem important at the time.
FORMER champion jockeys Ryan Moore and Paul Hanagan were among the riders to escape punishment when Epsom's 5f feature event was declared void yesterday after a dramatic false-start shambles yesterday.
A tearful Drummond finally accepted the decision, which calls into question the controversial new false-start rules.
However, the Welshman was adjudged to have infringed the new controversial false-start rule, even though he was initially cleared of the offence by meeting officials.
Recall flagman Colin Agar bravely stood his ground waving the yellow flag furiously, saving some jockeys from continuing unaware of the false-start call.