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Donovan Bailey
Canada's Donovan Bailey

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Greek tragedy for Bailey
by Andy McKenzie


Donovan Bailey's struggles continued when he was disqualified from the men's 60m at the IAAF indoor meeting in Athens, Greece on February 9.

  • The Olympic 100m champion from Canada saw his hopes of getting back to winning ways end with two false starts.

  • The 32-year-old Bailey returned to action at the end of January after seeing his career threatened by an Achilles injury in September 1998.

  • But the Canadian has struggled to find the form that saw him break the 100m world record and take gold at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA.

  • His compatriot Bruny Surin also had an off day, making a poor start and having to settle for fourth place in a time of 6.55 seconds.

  • Britain's Jason Gardner carried on his impressive form by winning a photo finish in a time of 6.51, ahead of Georgios Theodoridis of Greece - who clocked the same time - and Fredy Mayola of Cuba.
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