photo-finish


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photo-finish

n
1. the end of a race when two or more of the competitors cross the finishing line so close together that a photograph of the finish has to be examined to decide who has won
2. any race or competition in which the winners or placed contestants are separated by a very small margin
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photo-finish

[ˈfəʊtəʊˈfɪnɪʃ] Nresultado m comprobado por fotocontrol (fig) → final m muy reñido
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I've looked at the photo-finish and it's very clear the right call was made.
the result always looked a close-call but on examination of the photo-finish picture the judge was unable to declare either greyhound as the outright winner.
Norden crossed the line at the same time as Switzerland's Nicola Spirig in last Saturday's race, but the International Triathlon Union (ITU) said the photo-finish put her in silver.
However, the elder brother was declared winner after viewing photo-finish pictures.
O'Neill said he'd rate Notional, a four-length winner of the $150,000 San Rafael in a bounce-back effort, slightly ahead of Great Hunter, the Breeders' Futurity winner at Keeneland in October, and Liquidity, a photo-finish second to local division leader Stormello in the Hollywood Futurity in December.
COMEBACK jockey Tom Eaves repaid the faith of boss Ian Semple by landing a photo-finish win on 15-2 chance Appalachian Trail in Newbury's seven-furlong opener.
Mr Kennedy said yesterday: "It looks like it is heading for a photo-finish between the Liberal Democrats and Labour.
But 10 minutes after the finish of the 400m there was massive disappointment for McKee as re-examination of the photo-finish saw the bronze medal awarded to Baulch with McKee relegated to fourth position.
The head of English at George Eliot School, in Raveloe Drive, has been selected to operate the photo-finish timing equipment at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
ROWERS Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell completed a golden double at the world championships in Switzerland - but it took a photo-finish to confirm the amazing feat.
Having been asked by the BHA to look again at the photo-finish print, following a request from the original runner-up's owner and a torrent of social media comment, judge Felix Wheeler revised the one-two, placing 4-1 Quarenta first and relegating 5-2 favourite The Blue Bomber to second.
The pair jumped the last upsides and were stride for stride up the run-in at the West Country track, resulting in a nail-bitingly close photo-finish.

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