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Canada disqualified from Olympic 4x100 relay after appearing to win bronze

Canada's Oluseyi Smith cries into a flag after the Canadian relay team had their third place finish disqualified in the men's 4x100 metre final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, August 11, 2012.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
August 11, 2012 - 4:17 PM

LONDON - Canada has been disqualified from the final of the men's 4x100-metre relay at the London Olympics after initially appearing to win the bronze medal.

The team of Gavin Smellie of Brampton, Ont., Ottawa's Oluseyi Smith, Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I., and anchor Justyn Warner of Markham, Ont., brought out the Maple Leaf to celebrate after posting a time of 38.07 seconds.

But the team was disqualified after it appeared Connaughton stepped out of his lane.

The DQ gave the bronze to Trinidad and Tobago, leaving the Canadians doubled over on the track in tears.

Jamaica won gold in a world-record time of 36.84 seconds. The United States took silver in 37.04.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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