Butterfingers Plague Both American Relay Teams

That’s certainly a disappointing way to close out the Beijing Olympics. During preliminary races this morning (or is it yesterday afternoon? or tomorrow night?) both men’s and women’s 400M relay teams from Team America were disqualified after a good old fashioned case of oopsies.

men and women, dropping batons

For the men, it was the combination of Tyson Gay and Darvis Patton who couldn’t make the handoff, causing the men’s team to miss the relay finals for the first time since 1988. For the women, Lauryn Williams and Torii Edwards get the dunce caps, keeping the women’s team out of the finals for the first time since 1948.

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