from an AP story now posted to home page (don'tt\ recall hearing this before)

<<...The decision had a ripple effect, though, with Wenjun Xie of China dropping to fifth place. The Chinese team lodged an appeal to contest the decision to place two athletes in the same position when each had different times (Martinot-Lagarde finished in 13.18 seconds and Ortega in 13.30). The Chinese felt the decision was arbitrary and not based on any written IAAF regulation. The appeal was denied...>>