Two time cancer survivor disqualified at Olympic trials

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By Karen Elizondo

Former University of Minnesota Gopher, was disqualified from the Olympic trials in Oregon Saturday, reported NBC Olympics.

Gabriele Anderson, a 1,500-meter runner, was listed as disqualified after a fellow runner said Anderson had "impeded her," reported the Star Tribune.

Meet referees examined the video of the race and determined that the incident was grounds for disqualification, reported NBC Olympics.

Anderson submitted a petition Saturday Morning to speak with the meet officials and make an appeal. She said she was simply standing her ground when the other runner came into her lane, reported NBC Olympics.

A spokesperson for her Team USA Minnesota said that there tends to be occasional pushing and shoving in these races. In addition, there were not any notifications from the meet officials during the race, reported the Star Tribune.

Anderson has survived two battles with two different types of cancer since 2009 and was "thrilled" to be at the Olympic Trials, reported NBC Olympics.

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