Rio2016: No Break For Justin Gatlin, USA Disqualified From 4*100m Relay Finals


Justin Gatlin can’t seem to get a break at the Olympics.  During the 4*100m relays they  made an error while passing the baton which resulted in an automatic disqualification. Team USA would have received a bronze medal behind Japan.

Team Canada will collect the bronze meal in Team USA’s place. Justin Gatlin Gatlin in an interview said  that the head of the federation may protest but that might not be possible based on video footage showing the error.

Mike Rodgers passed the baton to Justin Gatlin on the first exchange, but it happened just outside of the exchange zone. The relay team has struggled consistently with baton passing.

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