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On 11 September 2012 at 07:09 | updated 24 July 2013 at 16:22

World Championships 2012: Cecilia Baena disqualified and reinstated


World Championships 2012: Cecilia Baena disqualified and reinstated


2012 Inline Speed-Skating World Championships in Ascoli Piceno (Italy). While she was in the last lap of the 500m, the Colombian Cecilia Baena Guyader missed one stride out of the last bend of the race and pushed the leading Italian skater Erika Zanetti. This is not a willful misconduct, but in the last lap of a race, this type of error is heavily punished. The third skater who was far from the Italian was able to win the race. Cecilia was then disqualified from the entire competition, a rather severe penalty...

It seems that judges are finally relented and allowed Cecilia Baena  to participate in road races. The Colombian will be able to get new medals after herreturn to the national team.

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