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Ethiopia's Fantu Worku misjudges finishing line at London Anniversary Games

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Our nation's capital is enjoying a superb summer of sport.

It began with the wonderfully-chaotic scenes in the streets and fan-zones of London when England reached the semi-finals of the Russia World Cup, and has since seen Wimbledon come and go (minus Andy Murray), and now the Anniversary Games at the London Stadium.

The London Anniversary games sponsored by Muller are being hosted at the home of West Ham United, and is an annual two-day gathering of the World's best athletes which is being held over this weekend.

One of the Games' first events was the woman's 3000m steeplechase, and it was Ethiopia's Fantu Worku making the headlines, but in truly bizarre fashion.

Sadly, she wasn't making headlines for the right reasons either.

The Under-20 silver medalist is one of her country's biggest hopes in the sport, and was leading the race with just 200 meters to go.

On the final bend, Worku thought she had crossed the line and slowed down, as the rest of the pack stormed past her.

Not so 'Mullerlicious' from Worku.

Unfortunate it is for Worku, but a terrible misjudgement. Expectedly, the clip made it onto Twitter within seconds and produced the inevitable trolling, and even some conspiracy theorists claiming a match-fixing scandal.

Making his return in front of the London faithful is 2012's long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford.

The man with red hair will be joined by Dina Asher-Smith, the British record-holder in Women's Sprinting in 100 and 200 meters, as well as fellow sprinter Adam Smith, formerly on the books of Dagenham & Redbridge FC.

Although West Ham may be busy off the pitch this summer with new signings arriving aplenty, it's all getting busy at their stadium, with the finest athletes from across the globe gathering for a weekend of athletics.

Probably a weekend to forget, however, for Worku.

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