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US Women’s 4x400m Team Disqualified from World Championships

The United States women’s 4x400m team was disqualified from the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Saturday after a lane violation in the heats.

The team, which was one of the favorites to win gold, was running second behind Jamaica when anchor runner Alexis Holmes stepped outside of her lane on the final leg. The disqualification means that there will be a new world champion in the final, which will be held on Monday, August 28th.

The US team was composed of Quanera Hayes, Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, and Alexis Holmes. They had won gold in the event at the last three World Championships and the last seven Olympic Games.

The disqualification is a major blow to the US team’s hopes of winning a medal in the event. However, there are still a number of strong teams in contention, including Jamaica, Poland, and the Netherlands.

The final of the women’s 4x400m will be held on Monday, August 28th at 9:30 PM CAT.

In a statement, the US Track and Field Federation said that they were “disappointed” with the disqualification and that they would be appealing the decision.

The disqualification is the latest in a series of setbacks for the US women’s track and field team at the World Championships. The team has also been affected by injuries and doping scandals.

Despite the setbacks, the US team still has a chance to win medals in a number of events, including the men’s 100m and the women’s 100m hurdles. The World Championships will conclude on Sunday, September 4th.

 

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