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Laura Muir refutes claims of gamesmanship after profitable the British 800m title

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Laura Muir refutes claims of gamesmanship after profitable the British 800m title

Laura Muir celebrates her win within the girls’s 800m ultimate on the British Championships in Birmingham

Laura Muir refuted claims she was enjoying video games after she received the 800m title on the British Championships.

Fellow Scot Lynsey Sharp appeared to accuse Muir of getting into the race after the deadline.

A press release from British Athletics confirmed Muir had registered earlier than the time limit of Monday, 25 June.

“Video games have been performed all week by people and our governing physique which is supposed to be unbiased,” mentioned Sharp.

Sharp completed fifth within the race, which places her European Championships spot in danger.

She mentioned: “You’ll be able to name me bitter, however I play by the principles and I got here right here ready primarily based on what I knew the sphere was going to be and that was completely different on Saturday morning.”

The beginning listing didn’t replace on-line following final Monday’s entry deadline, regardless of Muir getting into 24 hours beforehand.

Muir, who received in two minutes 01.22 seconds, may face a protest.

She mentioned: “We accepted the entry for the 800m over per week in the past. It simply did not replace on-line. It is all the time been in our minds to do the 800m. I believe a few of them possibly knew.

“A few of them knew from having raced in Oslo. I am European lead in each 800m and 1500m, so I do not know if it is an enormous shock for me to do the 800m. I am a powerful contender in that occasion.”

In an announcement from British Athletics, they mentioned “no athlete entered within the girls’s 800m has been granted late entry or confirmed favouritism in any method within the lead-up to this weekend’s championships”.

The assertion continued: “We now have information that exhibits the time and date of all athletes’ entry confirmations, with all competing at this weekend’s championships submitting their on-line varieties on or earlier than the time limit of Monday, 25 June.”

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