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Carl Lewis: US men’s 4x100m relay fail is a ‘total embarrassment,’ says US sprint great

The efficiency by the workforce, which comprised of two of the person 100m finalists, Fred Kerley and Ronnie Baker, world chief Trayvon Bromell and Cravon Gillespie, ensured the US prolonged its longest run with out an Olympic medal on this occasion.
“The USA workforce did every part fallacious within the men’s relay,” the 60-year-old Lewis, who gained the 4×100 Olympic gold medal twice in addition to seven different golds, wrote on Twitter.

“The passing system is fallacious, athletes working the fallacious legs, and it was clear that there was no management. It was a complete embarrassment, and utterly unacceptable for a USA workforce to look worse than the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) children I noticed.”

Despite the pedigree of its runners, the US workforce struggled with changeovers and their velocity, because the anchor Gillespie — a shock inclusion forward of Kenny Bednarek or Noah Lyles — struggled to make an impression within the remaining stint.

China ended up the shock warmth winners with a time of 37.92. Canada, with anchor 200m champion Andre de Grasse, completed second, and Italy, with particular person 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs, posted a nationwide file 37.95 to additionally advance.

Germany and Ghana additionally completed forward of Team USA to take the 2 quickest losers’ slots in Friday’s remaining.

The US has gained the men’s 4x100m relay a file 15 instances on the Olympic Games, however not since 2000 in Sydney.

And the American males have not medaled on this occasion since successful silver in Athens in 2004.

The US males failed to complete the race in 2008 and had been disqualified on the previous two Olympic Games.

Athletes compete in round one of the men's 4x100m relay heats.

Gillespie stated the results of the race was “irritating” to he and his fellow sprinters.

“Honestly, I’m not even certain. It’s undoubtedly irritating coming this far, making the workforce … (not reaching the ultimate) that is not why we’re right here,” he advised the media.

“We’ve undoubtedly obtained to choose it up for the worlds (championships) subsequent yr and the following Olympics as a result of this is unacceptable,” he added.

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