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Allyson Felix Drops the Baton ... Team USA GET 2ND CHANCE

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What a morning it has been for #TEAMUSA ! First Justin Gatlin doesn't make it to the Men's  200m Final then Allyson Felix drops the Baton . Here is "what had happened".


There they are running the women's 4x100 heat when Allyson Felix is supposed to pass on the baton to English Gardener when all of a sudden the Baton goes flying in the air then crashes to the track! Boom! The camera shows a fumble between Allyson and the runner from the Brazil Team in the next lane. That poor Brazilian athlete will always be known as "the girl who tripped Allyson Felix in the Women's 4x100". Dear other athletes .... go easy on that Brazilian Athlete it was probably nerves and immense pressure of the Olympics. Gardener was still seen with her hands stretched to receive the baton then her hand went on her head with the expression "Oh Sh!t ... did that just happen".



Team USA however did manage to complete the race and showed true"sportsmanship" and what it means to be a team player. Finishing the race is a requirement for filing a protest ( which was later successful ) as there was an interference during the race.

Team USA now has one final chance to make the final , alone on the track Thursday at 7 p.m ET and they will have to beat China's time of 42.70 seconds.

Let's continue to use the hashtag #jaminate throughout the Olympics to support our athletes.

Photo Credit

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


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1 comment on "Allyson Felix Drops the Baton ... Team USA GET 2ND CHANCE"
  1. CORRECTION!!! SHE DIDN'T DROP THE BATON..SHE THREW THE BATON. #IJS LOL

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