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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figure By AYUMBA AYODI History-making Beatrice Chebet gave Kenya its first women's junior victory in six years when she won the women's Under-20 at the World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark on Saturday.However, Chebet had to wait longer to be declared the winner after Ethiopians Alemitu Tariku has been given the victory with Tisigie Gebreselama getting silver in a photo-finish of 20:50 minutes.
HENLOW has taken the unusual move of publishing a photo-finish print from the final race at Saturday's meeting in response to a challenge on social media, writes Jonathan Kay.
Arndt had to go to a photo-finish to get the nod ahead of Jurgen Roelandts, with the two neck-and-neck over a thrilling last 100 metres.
The 23-year-old Scot put in a final burst which saw her edge Italy's Arianna Fontana in a photo-finish, but the referee spotted that she had skated centimetres inside the black finish line instead of over it and had therefore not registered a time.
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.
4.40 MUIR THE photo-finish equipment was called into action for the first time at Cheltenham 2013 - at the conclusion of the 19th race of the meeting - as 16-1 shot SAME DIFFERENCE denied 11-2 favourite Super Duty by a head.
Photo-finish judge Hillary Youdale had her hands full and magnifier working double-time to determine the winners of three of the day's six races, which included the only thoroughbred race on the card, a 1000-metre handicap that was won narrowly by Al Raihe's Serhl.
But Morris was given the bronze after they were separated in a photo-finish behind Americans Marianna Davis and Monica Bascio.
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.
Germany's John Degenkolb took the silver medal with prodigiously-talented American Taylor Phinney, gold medallist in the time trial, and Canadian Guilaume Boivin dead heating for bronze after a photo-finish failed to separate them.
The filly had the unfortunate experience to bump into Lush Lashes and Zarkava last summer, and also came off second best on her seasonal bow in a tight photo-finish at York.
However, the elder brother was declared winner after viewing photo-finish pictures.

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