Why Anna Cockrell Was Disqualified From Women's 400m Hurdles Final
Why Anna Cockrell Was Disqualified from the Women's 400m Hurdles Final originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
Anna Cockrell was disqualified for the women's 400 meter hurdles final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday evening.
While Cockrell did not appear to commit any violations during the race, the announcers did not explain why she was disqualified, which led many to wonder what exactly had happened.
It became known that Cockrell committed a violation by walking in the wrong lane. The violation was confirmed by NBC after the event ended live.
Sydney McLaughlin won the gold medal with a world record time of 51.46 seconds.
2016 Rio champion Dalilah Muhammad won just 0.02 seconds behind McLaughlin and took the silver medal.
Cockrell, a native of Charlotte, N.C., qualified for the final with a 54.17 second time in the 400m hurdles semifinals on Monday. She finished second behind Femke Bol, who won the bronze medal in the final.
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