Isaac Makwala at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) © Copyright
Press Release London, UK

Makwala medically fit to run 200m

The IAAF has received a written request from the Botswanan federation for Isaac Makwala to compete in the 200 metres.

Given his quarantine period expired at 14:00 hrs today (9 Aug) and following a medical examination which has declared him fit to compete, we have agreed under our existing rules that assuming he makes the qualification time, he will run in the 200m semi-final round this evening.

Makwala is required to run a time of 20.53 or faster to advance to the semi-finals. He will run at 18:40hrs this evening on his own in lane 7, which was his original lane draw in the opening round.

No athletes already qualified for the semi-final will be adversely affected.

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