Despite protests in final, Dutch relay team still has to face US: ‘unacceptable’

Despite protests in final, Dutch relay team still has to face US: 'unacceptable'

The 4x400m mixed relay team will face America in the final on Saturday afternoon (2.35pm), the favorite who was disqualified on Friday. Because Americans were right to protest this exclusion, other nations protested in turn. Still without result. “We don’t find that acceptable,” coach Ad Roskam said in a statement from the IAAF Semifinals.

Roskam, along with his fellow finalists, protested against the decision to disqualify the United States. “This decision has not been proven (enough) by a jury,” he says. The Dutch national team qualified for the final on Friday with Jochem Dauberre, Lake Claver, Lisan de Witt and Ramsey Angela convincingly and with a strong Dutch record. The exclusion of America increased the chances of a medal. The photos clearly show that the second runner came out of the penalty area when switching.

The end result may not be final
However, according to the Americans, it was incorrectly placed there by one of the members of the race management. However, Roskam told De Telegraaf that the reversal was not “in accordance with regulations” for this reason. He also said that the final decision of the jury will likely become clear after the race, so the outcome of the final may not be final yet. But a few hours into the race, Roskam declared the result final and therefore there would be no medal for the Netherlands.

Vimek Paul
The plan that was always discussed was that the FIMK Ball obstacle detection would not come into effect on the 4x400m mixed. It has just been reported that she will start as a third runner. The whole team: Limarvin Bonifacia, Lake Claver, Paul and Angela Ramsey.

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