JURY OF APPEAL DECISIONS
6 August 2017
Event: 3000m SC Round 1, Heat 2
A protest was presented by the Moroccan team following the 3000m Steeplechase Men,, Round 1, Heat 2, claiming their athlete Hicham SIGUENI had been the victim of obstruction by Algerian athlete Hichem BOUCHICHA.
The Moroccan team requested that their athlete be advanced to the Final under Rule 163.2 (Obstruction).
The Jury of Appeal examined the video evidence and rejected the appeal.
RULE 163 (The Race)
2. If an athlete is jostled or obstructed during an event so as to impede his progress, then:
(a) if the jostling or obstruction is considered unintentional or is caused otherwise than by an athlete, the Referee may, if he is of the opinion that an athlete (or his team) was seriously affected, order that the race be re-held or allow the affected athlete (or team) to compete in a subsequent round of the event;
(b) if another athlete is found by the Referee to be responsible for the jostling or obstruction, such athlete (or his team) shall be liable to disqualification from that event. The Referee may, if he is of the opinion that an athlete (or his team) was seriously affected, order that the race be re-held excluding any disqualified athlete (or team) or allow any affected athlete (or team) (other than any disqualified athlete or team) to compete in a subsequent round of the event.
In both cases Rule 163.2(a) and (b), such athlete (or team) should normally have completed the event with bona fide effort.
Event: 110m Hurdles Round 1, Heat 5
A protest was presented by the Serbian team team following the 110m hurdles Round 1, Heat 5, where their athlete Milan RISTIC was disqualified under Rule 168.7(b) (Deliberately knocking down a hurdle)
The Serbian team claimed their athlete had knocked down the hurdles after being destabilised by the athlete in the adjacent lane, Authorised Neutral Athlete Sergei SHUBENKOV.
The Jury of Appeal examined multiple video evidence, and deliberated that the Serbian athlete's loss of balance, in their opinion, was not related to any contact which may have happened earlier in the race.
The Jury of Appeal rejected the appeal.
RULE 168 Hurdle Races
7. each athlete shall jump each hurdle. Failure to do so will result in a
in addition, an athlete shall be disqualified, if:
(a) his foot or leg is, at the instant of clearance, beside the hurdle
(on either side), below the horizontal plane of the top of any
(b) in the opinion