August 13, 2005

U.S. women’s 4×400 appeal rejected

HELSINKI (Reuters) - An appeal by the U.S. women's 4x400
meters relay squad against their disqualification in the heats
was rejected on Saturday.

The defending champions were disqualified for multiple lane

On Friday the American men's 4x100 meters relay team, also
the 2003 champions, were eliminated when the first two runners
dropped the baton between them.