Relay Disaster

image Jamaican athletes console each other after their botched baton change.

Disaster struck the hot favourite Jamaican women’s 4X100 meters Olympic relay team which did not finish after a bnotched third leg baton change.

The race was won by Russia in a time of 42.31 seconds, followed by Belgium and Nigeria.

Winning Russian 4x100 meters Olympic relay team
Russians celebrate victory in disbelief.

Bad baton change
Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart going without the baton on the third leg.

A focused Veronica Campbell-Brown
A focused Veronica Campbell-Brown waits in her anchor position before the start.

     

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