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Why was USA disqualified from the 4x100 men's relay final in the Rio Olympics

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posted Aug 23, 2016 by Deepak Jangid

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The men were disqualified in the relay final due to a handoff outside the exchange zone. Mike Rodgers' handoff to Justin Gatlin was outside the allotted space, triggering the disqualification, which is the second consecutive Olympics the U.S. men have been disqualified from the 4x100m relay. They also failed to reach the final in 2008 in Beijing when they dropped the baton during their heat.

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answer Aug 29, 2016 by Anita Yadav
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