Admin l Wednesday, August 09, 2017
LONDON, United Kingdom – The International Association of Athletes Federation, IAAF said that the Botswana athlete, Isaac Makwala is now medically fit to compete in 200 metres final at the IAAF championship in London.
The IAAF said it has received a written request from the Botswanan federation for Isaac Makwala to compete in the 200 metres.
“Given his quarantine period expired at 14:00 hrs today (9 Aug) and following a medical examination which has declared him fit to compete, we have agreed under our existing rules that assuming he makes the qualification time, he will run in the 200m semi-final round this evening”, the IAAF said.
Makwala is required to run a time of 20.53 or faster to advance to the semi-finals. He will run at 18:40hrs this evening on his own in lane 7, which was his original lane draw in the opening round.
The IAAF said no athletes already qualified for the semi-final will be adversely affected.