Heartbreak for Canada in 4x100m relay

After believing that they had come in third, the Canadian team of Justyn Warner, Gavin Smellie, Oluseyi Smith and Jared Connaughton had the bronze medal snatched from their grasp. Canada was disqualified after it was ruled that Connaughton stepped out of his lane during the third leg of the race. The Jamaican team set a new world record en route to the gold while the U.S. took silver and Trinidad and Tobago moved into third. Following the race, Usain Bolt unsuccessfully tried to keep the baton.

Canada's Oluseyi Smith reacts to being disqualified in the 4x100-metre relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday, August 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Canada's Oluseyi Smith reacts to being disqualified in the 4x100-metre relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday, August 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada's Justyn Warner is comforted 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
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Canada's Justyn Warner is comforted 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
Canada's Justyn Warner reacts to being disqualified in the 4x100-metre relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday, August 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gavin Smellie Oluseyi Smith Jared Connaughton Justyn Warner
Canada's Justyn Warner reacts to being disqualified in the 4x100-metre relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday, August 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada's Justyn Warner reacts to being disqualified in the 4x100-metre relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday, August 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gavin Smellie Oluseyi Smith Jared Connaughton Justyn Warner
Canada's Justyn Warner reacts to being disqualified in the 4x100-metre relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday, August 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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