Mexican Fernando Martínez was disqualified after winning the Pan American Games

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The Mexican Fernando Daniel Martínez had revalidated the gold medal this Tuesday in the 5 thousand men's meters of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Gameshowever, was disqualified for committing a foul in a millimeter final against the American Kasey Knevelbaard.

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Martinez, Pan American champion four years ago in Limahad been imposed with a time of 14 minutes 47.68 on the track National stadium in the Chilean capitalalthough minutes later his result was invalidated due to an infraction when reaching the finish line.

The Mexican had beaten Kasey Knevelbaard by a head in an exciting final sprint, who entered just 0.01 behind Martínez and that finally earned him to stay with him panamerican gold.

After Martínez's disqualification, the silver medal went to the Canadian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot with a time of 14:48.02 and The bronze went to the Brazilian Altobeli da Silva (14:48.18) in the first concluded final of Tuesday's day of Pan American athletics.

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