Inside Athletics

Sprinter let down by technology

With household names such as Sally Pearson, Craig Mottram and John Steffensen stealing the limelight at last month's Olympic selection trials, the controversy of the final night in the men's 200m slipped through to the keeper.

Queensland sprinter Andrew McCabe announced himself a serious player by winning the race, but as he crossed the line hoping he might have gone under the Olympic A-standard time, the clock was blank.

After the confusion, officials confirmed the timing mechanism had failed.

"Everyone got antsy about it," McCabe recalled yesterday. "It's just one of those things that happened and you can't hang on it too much, but I was a bit bummed later. I was like, 'What the ... isn't this an international athletics meet?'

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