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Watch: USA Disqualified As Bolt Takes Jamaica To 4x100m Gold

Watch: USA Disqualified As Bolt Takes Jamaica To 4x100m Gold
By PJ Browne Updated

Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the Olympics last night as he anchored Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.

It was a tight race coming into the final leg but then Bolt blew away the opposition.

Japan finished second with the USA, initially, looking like they had taken the bronze. However, the USA would later be disqualified for an illegal changeover. The handover of the baton between the first and second leg - Mike Rodgers to Justin Gatlin - was done outside of the designated zone.

After the race, Canada were promoted to the bronze medal position.

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Tyson Gay told reporters that he and his teammates had already done a lap of honour before they realised they had been disqualified.

Hell, we already did the victory lap and then when we talked to TV, they told us.

They said Justin Gatlin got the stick before the zone. He's saying he didn't.

Here's the US team discussing the discussing the disqualification immediately after the race.

 

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