USA women’s team in athletics will be able to once again run the qualification of the 4×100 metres relay at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. About it reports a press-service of the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF).
During the semifinal race Americans who were considered the main favorites, dropped the baton during the transfer from the second to the third stage and took the last place. Allyson Felix failed to pass the baton English Gardner. The best result was shown by the national team of Jamaica.
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The jury of appeal the IAAF after watching the episode came to the conclusion that while losing the sticks had contact with rivals, thus acknowledging the innocence of team USA, reports TASS.
Embarrassing the Champions of the Games-2012 in London in this discipline is not new. However, at the Olympics in Beijing (2008) and Athens (2004), the U.S. team remained without medals because of errors in the transmission of the relay. No dashes weren’t there.
To get to the Olympic final relay 4×100 meters in Rio, American women need to be alone to run faster and made it the eighth Chinese women. Exactly guaranteed a place in the final of the national teams of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Germany and Nigeria.