Ewers disqualified in men’s 200 metres — Blake, Dwyer Jamaican qualifiers

Jamaica’s Andre Ewars was disqualified in the men’s 200 metres at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday, after finishing Heat Seven of the preliminary round in fourth.

Yohan Blake, Jamaica’s lone qualifier in the 200m semi-finals at the World Championships

Ewars was disqualified for a lane violation, which means that Jamaica will be represented in the semi-finals by 2011 champion Yohan Blake and Rasheed Dwyer.

Ewers was out the blocks quickly and came off the bend in the lead but was caught in the straight by the top three finishers of the race.

Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago qualified to compete in the semi-finals

Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago won the event in 20.23 seconds, with favourite Noah Lyles of the United States of America finishing second in 20.26 and Brendon Rodney of Canada third in 20.38.