Athletics: Luke Bezzina eliminated after placing 12th in the men’s 100m preliminary round

Luke Bezzina finished the race in 11.04 seconds to place 12th in men’s 100m preliminary round.

Luke Bezzina
Luke Bezzina

The Maltese athlete ran in heat 2 together with 6 other athletes, and lost qualification after placing slightly behind Siueni Filimone from Tonga who finished the race in 10.76 seconds.

When compared with athletes from all heats, the 21 year old placed 12th after finishing 0.12 seconds behind Mohamed Fahkri Ismail from Brunei, who took the last qualifying spot after achieving a result of 10.92 seconds.

Hasan Saaid from the Maldives placed first with a result of 10.43 seconds. Rodman Teltull from Palau placed second with 10.53 seconds, while Riste Pandev from Macedonia finished third.

Luke Bezzina was replacing Kevin Moore after the latter tested positive for a doping test.

The competition will continue at 17:00 (local time) as athletes will run for a place in the semi-final.

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