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ATHLETICS OH NO: Chambers upset at his false start Life fails to start at 40 as 'fossil' Dwain disqualified DWAIN CHAMBERS' return to athletics was an anti-climax after he was disqualified in the semi-final of the 60metres at the British Indoor Championships.

The 40-year-old, banned for doping in 2004 before returning to the sport in 2006 and winning the 60m world indoor title in 2010, was competing in his first major event since 2017. But he made a false start in his semi-final and was disqualified.

"I feel like a fossil coming back into the sport again and being resurrected," he said.

"I didn't recognise any of the faces. It was intimidating with the crowds, the lights, because I've been away so long."

Dominic Ashwell took victory in 6.65 seconds, short of the European qualifying time of 6.60sec. Defending European Indoor champion Richard Kilty was sixth, while favourite Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, a member of the 4x100m word champion relay squad, failed to make it past the heats.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Feb 10, 2019
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