Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Wins Then Gets Disqualified

European Championships 2014: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad wins 3,000m gold, then gets disqualified for taking off vest



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Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was so over the moon with his triumph that he felt the need to remove his shirt before he’d even tackled the final hurdle during the men’s 3,000m steeplechase final. After he had crossed the line the official showed a yellow card at him signalling that he was disqualified and lost the gold medal. Rules say that you must keep your name visible at all times during the race and not taking it off during the race.

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