Isaac Makwala's London Stadium shut-out after sickness bug

Isaac Makwala's London Stadium shut-out after sickness bug

Isaac Makwala's London Stadium shut-out after sickness bug

"We'll see, we haven't done any baton changes as yet with the guys, but I feel we are ready", he said. "It is not that I was sick, there is something more to it".

"It was tougher than I thought it would be, (I) had to dig quite deep", he said. They said 'no, you can't run because you are sick'. I know this from personal experience.

"I asked myself 'what if I was a Great British guy, would they not allow me to run?'" "I just vomited. Like any other athlete, I vomit. My role is to ensure the healthcare of all the athletes here and it's a very infectious and very virulent disease". As per United Kingdom health regulations, it was requested that he be quarantined in his room for 48 hours.

Van Niekerk, who also set the world record when winning Olympic gold in Rio past year, was in imperious form, running a devastating final bend to finish in 43.98 seconds, easing up a full 15 metres from the line.

Dickinson also says the conspiracy theories do not make much sense as the IAAF would be unwise to undermine one of their biggest events.

Makwala, the primary challenger to van Niekerk and the only athlete to have pushed the South African to the line in a race this year, didn't take to the start line after he was withdrawn from the men's 200m heats on Monday due to illness, believed to be a norovirus.

Makwala made it through the 200m semi-final later that evening, coming second in his heat.

Botswana's Olympic boss, Falcon Sedimo, has backed the runner, calling the decision not to let him compete "disturbing", the BBC reports.

Botswana medical team member, Simon O'Brien said Makwala showed no symptoms of the bug and blamed "poor communication" from the IAAF for the athlete missing the race.

"Those affected have been supported by both team and LOC medical staff". Isaac was in the tent.

"We fought all day for the truth to come out".

Because of the danger to other athletes, the IAAF kept him out of Wednesday's final of the 400, despite Makwala's insistence that he was back to full fitness.

England's public health body admitted it had been notified of 30 cases in people associated with the championships, with high-profile stars among them.

Thomas Barr was one of the first cases to be confirmed, the Waterford man being forced to withdraw from Monday's 400m hurdles semi-finals after becoming ill on Sunday night.

Norovirus is an unpleasant but rarely serious illness often caught through close contact or by touching contaminated surfaces or objects.

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