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  • Wu Yanni was disqualified for false start
  • Yaraji's medal was updated to silver from bronze

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Drama erupted in Hangzhou after Wu Yanni a Chinese hurdler protested that Yarraji had taken a false start. After review the officials demanded the disqualification of both hurdlers. However, they were allowed to participate after some discussions. 

Asian Games 2023: Jyothi Yarraji wins silver in 100m Hurdles after false start controversy

After a major controversy, India's ace athlete Jyothi Yarraji clinched the silver medal in the 100m Hurdles race at the Asian Games 2023.

Drama erupted in Hangzhou after Wu Yanni a Chinese hurdler protested that Yarraji had taken a false start. After review the officials demanded the disqualification of both hurdlers. However, they were allowed to participate after some discussions.

Yarraji finished third clocking 12.91 seconds in the race. While Wu Yanni grabbed the 2nd spot, another Chinese Li Yunwei won the race.

After a comprehensive review, Yarraji's result was updated to a silver medal finish and the Chinese athlete was disqualified. Interestingly Wu Yanni was also disqualified for a false start in teh Asian Athletics Championships in 2023, where Yarraji won gold.

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