Confirmed: US relay team given re-run
After lodging an official appeal, the United States 4×100 relay team has been offered a chance of redemption.
Allyson Felix had been handing over to English Gardner at the second exchange when she was nudged by a Brazilian sprinter.
The Brazilian team has now been disqualified, and the US team will return to the track for a re-run at 20:00 local time.
Racing alone, they’ll have to beat China’s time of 42.70s to qualify for the Olympic final.
Jury of Appeal Decision
There will be a re-run for the USA at 8pm local time.
Obstructed at second exchange pic.twitter.com/leFPceLTTc