After dropped baton, U.S. women get 2nd chance to make 4x100m relay final
The United States' women's relay team made good on their second chance to advance to the 4 x 100-meter final on Thursday.
After a drop baton earlier that morning looked to ruin the team's chance to defend their Olympic title, the team successfully contested that Allyson Felix was bumped by a Brazilian runner in her handover, and were given another opportunity to qualify.
Hours later, Felix, Gardner, Morolake Akinosun and Tianna Bartoletta re-ran the race on the same lane ... by themselves ...
... to finish their heat in 41.77 seconds — the second-fastest time of the year — qualifying them for the 4 x 100m relay final on Friday.
The baton drop.