IAAF deny Isaac Makwala entry to London Stadium as athlete attempted to turn up despite being barred from 400m final through illness

GOLD medal hope Isaac Makwala has claimed he’s the sufferer of "sabotage" after he was refused entry to the London Stadium by the IAAF after turning up hoping to run within the four hundred metres final.

Makwala has been banned from taking his place in tonight's medal race by World Championship organisers as a result of he had been struck down by Norovirus.

 Isaac Makwala has been refused entry into London Stadium by IAAF officials

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Isaac Makwala has been refused entry into London Stadium by IAAF officers

The Botswana star is the most important menace to IAAF golden boy Wayde van Niekerk claiming world title glory at London 2017.

He was barred from competing within the first spherical of the 200m yesterday, an occasion the place he has run quicker occasions than Van Niekerk this yr.

And competitors bosses today dominated he was unable to compete within the 400m final on medical grounds as a result of he wanted to spend forty eight hours in quarantine after falling ailing.

Makwala insists he’s absolutely match and wholesome and attempted to achieve entry to the stadium this night to take his place on the beginning line.

He stated: "I’m heartbroken. I’ve waited. I really feel prefer it's sabotage. I'm unsure if it’s the IAAF or the British.

"I’m feeling good to run tonight."

 

 Isaac Makwala coasted to victory in his 400m semi-final and was seen as a genuine gold medal contender

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Isaac Makwala coasted to victory in his 400m semi-final and was seen as a real gold medal contender
 South African Wayde van Niekerk is tipped to be the next superstar of world athletics

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South African Wayde van Niekerk is tipped to be the subsequent celebrity of world athletics

However when he arrived, two officers have been ready to confront the 30-yr-previous and block his entry.

London 2017 chiefs have been desperately making an attempt to include an outbreak of the illness bug which hit rivals and officers staying at one of many official lodges.

The choice was blasted by dash legend Michael Johnson, who claimed the IAAF have misplaced management of the state of affairs.

Johnson stated : "The IAAF might quickly realise they have this horribly mistaken as to why they’ve chosen to disqualify him.

"Does this apply to different athletes? When you collapse you’re okay however for those who vomit you aren't okay?

 US great Michael Johnson has raised questions about the decision

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US nice Michael Johnson has raised questions concerning the choice

"Has he been suggested not to be round different athletes? There’s a number of inconsistency right here.

"After which in fact, there’s the elephant within the room – Wayde van Niekerk is an IAAF favorite and now his solely challenger has been pulled out of each the 200m and 400m?

"The conspiracy theories will come out of the silence."

GOLD medal hope Isaac Makwala has claimed he’s the sufferer of "sabotage" after he was refused entry to the London Stadium by the IAAF after turning up hoping to run within the four hundred metres final.

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