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“A Bit Too Harsh”- Fans Left Upset as 2021 World’s Fastest Man Faces Major Setback at Diamond League Birmingham

Published 05/21/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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As a track fan, it’s hard to digest that American sprinter Trayvon Bromell flew all the way to England for a race and was disqualified. Going into the Birmingham Diamond League, he was the top favorite for the gold medal. However, even before he could showcase his skills, the junior world record holder was disqualified from the 100m race.

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Trayvon Bromell, along with the British sprinter Zharnel Hughes, was given a red card for the false start. As a result, both of them were disqualified from the race. The 26-year-old would be mortified with such strictness in the sport. Furthermore, fans on Twitter are also going crazy over such strict track rules for a false start.


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Fans react to Trayvon Bromell being disqualified from the Birmingham Diamond League

Fans on Twitter are very angry about this weird disqualification rule. Some of them are directly questioning the criteria for disqualification and whether or not it is justified.



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Trayvon Bromell apologized to everyone


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After the mistake that probably cost him a victory, Trayvon Bromell sent his apologies to everyone through his Twitter handle. However, we as a fan could only imagine the heartbreak he might be going through right now. Perhaps it’s the most unfortunate thing to happen to any athlete. Though now, no matter what we say or feel, it won’t make any difference to what has been done.


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Maybe this will be a lesson for Bromell to carry along for his entire career. However, do you think his disqualification was justified?

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary