Turner prize: Brit claims surprise bronze after Robles is disqualified

BRITAIN’S Andy Turner claimed bronze in the 110m hurdles at the World Championships in Daegu after he profited from the second high-profile disqualification in the space of 24 hours.

Olympic champion Dayron Robles made contact with China’s Liu Xiang and was disqualified, just as 100m world record holder Usain Bolt was on Sunday for a false start, handing America’s Jason Richardson the gold and Liu the silver.

Turner’s compatriots Martyn Rooney and Jeanette Kwakye both failed to qualify for the final of their events – the men’s 400m and the women’s 100m, respectively – but heptathlete Jessica Ennis is on track to claim Britain’s first gold of the week.

The defending champion set a new shot put personal best to regain top spot then clocked 23.28 seconds to win the 200m and leads by 151 points from Russia’s Tatyana Chernova.