So who saw the US 4 x 100m ? both the mens and womens teams dropped the ball. Just amazing.
Dropped baton drops US from 400 relay - Boston.com
Darvis Patton and Tyson Gay misconnected on the final pass in preliminaries of the 400-meter relay, knocking the U.S. team out and meaning Gay will leave Beijing not just empty-handed, but without even running in a final.
"I take full blame for it," Gay said. "I kind of feel I let them down."
Had they advanced, the Americans may not have been favored to win gold considering the world records Jamaica's Usain Bolt has set in the 100 and 200 over the past week at the Bird's Nest. Still, it would have been an interesting race.
And yet another gold medal opportunity slipped away for the American team.