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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Incompetent writing by the BBC

This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36690702 contains a sentence that means the opposite of what was intended:

'Asher-Smith ran from lane two in her first Olympic final - posting her fastest time of the year but 0.24secs under her personal best.'

Under is precisely the wrong word. Behind would be OK.

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