Of course the margins of error needed to deliberately beat the gun
are so fine as to be almost indefinable.
In a tense start to the final youngster Gibril Bangura beat the gun
putting the entire field on their last warning only for the Coventry Godiva runner, who has greater pedigree in the 200m, to rise early and rob himself of the opportunity of upsetting his rivals.
As Home Secretary David Blunkett vowed today to beat the gun
crime culture that claimed Mrs Bates' life, her daughter Xanthe said: "There's someone's son or brother who has done this to our family.
Adam explained: "I got disqualified in the heats on the first start because they thought I was trying to beat the gun
The 18-year-old's lack of experience told as he was put off by a slow start having been called back after a much better getaway when Boldon beat the gun
, though the former world 200 m champion complained of poor officiating.
I am lucky that I managed to beat the gun
, but it's wrong that the Welsh should be discriminated against,'' Mr Braddock said.