Outrage hits over this Comm Games moment in the men’s 100m final

By Ally Parker April 11, 2018

Can you see why?

The men's 100m final has sparked controversy on Twitter (say it ain't so!) with Jamacian track star Yohan Blake upstaged by South Africa's Akani Simbine (who won gold) and Henricho Bruinjies (silver). 

A 28-year-old Yohan was a roaring favourite to take gold in the event but went home with a bronze medal.

He technically finished in a dead heat time of 10.19, tying with Nigeria’s Seye Ogunlewe but was awarded bronze for his quicker reaction time and the fact he was the fastest qualifier for the final.

While this was shocking enough, further controversy has stirred with a photo appearing to show Ogunlewe may have been 'dudded':

In fact, things got so bad, the official Commonwealth Games account got involved:

^^^ Yup, the International Association of Athletes Federation (IAAF) has been pulled in.

“Hi, it’s great everyone is so excited about such a close finish,” Gold Coast 2018 responded.

“The IAAF rules state it is the torso that needs to cross the line, and specifically not the head, neck or limbs. Thanks”

Twitter was (and will probs never be) satiated by the response:

The controversy comes after Aussie swimmer Emily Seebohm accused the media for downplaying her success, resulting in underperformance.

“After the 100m yesterday I felt happy with it but I felt media-wise it was a bigger deal that I didn’t get gold, that it wasn’t an achievement to win silver,” she said.

“For me it was like downgrading my achievement. “I felt lacking in confidence, like silver wasn’t good enough but I know I did the best race I could.”

Australia's medal tally currently sits at 50 gold, 38 silver and 42 bronze. This total of 130 is leagues above the next closest competitor, England, with 74 total medals.

Image: Getty / Ryan Pierse