The men’s representative from the United States was the favorite for the 4×100 relay event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, however, they were eliminated in the opening rounds against all odds. And it has caused great controversy in the country of stars and stripes.
Trevon Bromel, Fred Kerley, Ronnie Baker and Cravon Killaspy finished sixth in the second heat. In this way they said goodbye to the dream of medals after finishing with a time of 38.10.
The top five places qualified for the next round. China topped the list with a record 37.92, followed by Canada (37.92), Italy (37.95), Germany (38.06) and Ghana (38.08).
Carl Lewis exploded against the United States
After the surprise after the US team was eliminated, Carl Lewis exploded on his official Twitter account. The 10-time Olympic medalist said there was no leadership on the team and called his performance “disgraceful.” “The United States team did everything wrong in the men’s relay. The passing pattern was wrong. It was clear that the players were running on the wrong legs and not leading.. (Amateur Athletes Union, abbreviated in English.
The USA team did everything wrong in the men’s relay. The passing pattern was wrong, the athletes were running the wrong legs, and it was clear there was no leadership. It was totally embarrassing for an American team to look worse than the AAU kids I saw.
– Carl Lewis (@ Carl_Louis) August 5, 2021
‘El Hijo del Viento’ was an expert in speed and long jump events and expanded his legacy with the 10 Olympic medals he won in his career: seven of them were gold, two more silver and one bronze.
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