Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japan’s Hiroto Inoue (L) and Bahrain’s Elhassan Elabbassi run toward the finish line in the men’s marathon athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAJapan’s Hiroto Inoue was accused of pushing his rival in a controversial sprint finish to the Asian Games marathon Saturday, as the runner-up from Bahrain lodged a complaint with race officials.Inoue and Bahrain’s Elhassan Elabbassi entered the stadium in Jakarta neck and neck, before the Japanese athlete opened up a small lead.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Aces’ Harris not satisfied with performance in win over Bolts Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “The Japan guy, when he saw he was almost overtaken, he decided to push.”Both athletes finished with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 22 seconds, but pre-race favourite Inoue came in fractionally ahead.“I don’t know what happened before the end,” said Inoue. “I was surprised but I do not understand what happened.”ADVERTISEMENT In the final 100 metres, Elabbassi attempted to overtake Inoue on the inside but fell back after apparent contact.“The number one (leader) pushed me,” said Elabbassi. “I would have won.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Elabbassi’s coach Gregory Kilonzo said the team manager had filed a complaint over the incident. Bahrain team officials confirmed they were meeting with the technical delegate after the race.“He was almost overtaking the number one, then the guy pushed him,” said Kilonzo. “He was pushed and almost went down.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img


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