Athletics: Championship controversy for Zane

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The Jerseyman needed a top two finish at the British Athletics Championships to boost his chances of selection for Rio, but was instead forced to settle for bronze after having a gold-medal-winning throw chalked off.

Duquemin’s fifth round effort of 61.83 metres was measured ‘under protest’ after originally being marked as a foul, but the official’s decision was upheld when video evidence proved inconclusive – because someone walked in front of the on-field camera.

The 24-year-old – aiming for the Team GB qualifying mark of 65m – finished with a best of 58.54m, behind Shaftesbury Barnet’s Nic Percy, who claimed gold with a throw of 60.43m.

Paralympian Dan Greaves finished second overall on 60.34m, but threw a lighter discus than the rest of the field.

Full story in Monday’s JEP.

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