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Chelsea make Twitter cock-up after announcing wrong Olympic result

16 Aug

Burnell was in the Olympic medal mix at the end of the race but was denied in the frantic finale by the narrowest of margins.



Ferry Weertman of Holland won gold in 1hr 52mins 59.8secs.

Greece’s Spiros Gianniotis recorded the same time, but clearly finished behind the Dutchman, and Burnell was one of three swimmers finishing in 1hr 53mins 02secs.

But he was left furious after being disqualified for picking up two yellow cards.

He fumed: “The one thing that ruins the competition is the referees.

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