Laura Turner

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Laura Turner
Personal information
Born 12 August 1982
London, England
Sport
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Club Harrow AC
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals n/a
Personal best(s) 60 m 7.25
100 m 11.09
200 m 23.29
Updated on 20 July 2008.

Laura Kate Turner-Alleyne (born 12 August 1982) is a British sprinter, who represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, in the 4 x 100 m relay and the 100 m.[1]

She was part of the British 4 x 100 m relay team that finished 4th at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka (along with Montell Douglas, Joice Maduaka and Emily Freeman).

Turner represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, competing at the 100 m sprint. In her first round heat she placed fourth in a time of 11.65, which was not enough to advance to the second round.[1]

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Turner, competing for England, was involved in the controversial false start incident as a result of which the race winner Sally Pearson was later disqualified.[2] Both Turner and Pearson false-started, but initially only Turner was given the red card to exclude her from the race. Turner immediately protested at being singled out,[3] and decided to run the race and appeal afterwards.[4] She finished last, and her appeal was turned down. Pearson was subsequently disqualified and the gold medal was awarded to Nigeria's Oludamola Osayomi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Laura Turner, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 27, 2008
  2. ^ Telegraph report
  3. ^ Bettor.com
  4. ^ BBC News

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Abi Oyepitan
Joice Maduaka
British Champion in 100m
2005
2010
Succeeded by
Joice Maduaka
Jeanette Kwakye