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United States out of men's 4x100metres relay

The United States' miserable Olympic track and field campaign continued on Thursday when their men's 4x100metres relay team went out in the first round.

india Updated: Aug 21, 2008 18:25 IST

The United States' miserable Olympic track and field campaign continued here on Thursday when their men's 4x100metres relay team went out in the first round.

The Americans blundered in the final exchange when the baton was dropped as it moved from Darvis Patton to Tyson Gay.

For Gay it rounded off a desperate Olympics as the 100m world champion exited in the 100m semi-finals, having returned from a hamstring injury.

The Americans have dominated this event at past Olympics, winning 17 of the 21 times it has been raced - Great Britain has won it twice, Canada once and Nigeria also once.