Aussie sprinter stripped of Games gold

Australian sprinter Sally Pearson has been stripped of a Commonwealth Games gold medal, hours of celebrating victory in the 100m final.

Pearson crossed the line first, finishing in 11.28 seconds, but the result was protested by Englishwoman Laura Turner due to a false start.

Pearson and Laura Turner both appeared to false start but only Turner was given a red card and was disqualified. She successfully argued her case and stayed in the race, competing under protest.

Turner finished eighth in 11.57, but the official results listed her as disqualified.

Turner upheld her protest after the race which led to Pearson also being disqualified after four hours of deliberation, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The gold medal will be given to Nigeria's Osayemi Oludamola who finished the race in second place.

Pearson was briefly the first Australian woman to win the 100 since Raelene Boyle in 1974.

Meanwhile Jamaica's Lerone Clarke won the 100m men's final in 10.12 seconds.

- Herald online/AP

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