TeamNL filed the protest before the final on Saturday, but there was no response. The Americans who were previously disqualified just took part and took third place for the Netherlands. Lock runner Vernon Norwood crossed the line exactly 0.14 seconds ahead of Angela Ramsay.
The team was disqualified on the post-series U.S. mixed relay Friday after the series due to an error in the substitution division, but on the night from Friday to Saturday in Japan, the jury decided to reverse that decision.
Holland did not agree with the evidence and wanted the US team’s disqualification to remain in effect. According to IAAF technical director Ad Roskam, the Americans did not follow the rules by switching outside the penalty area.
“Our maximum efforts will not be answered until Sunday,” Roskam said. “I have no idea yet whether our protest will be admissible and whether a verdict will be issued.”
The athletes seem to have given up on not getting a bronze medal yet. “We thought it was strange for the Americans to participate again, but the coaches immediately told us not to waste their energy on that. Focus on the race, and we will take care of the rest,” said Jochem Daubert, 400m runner.
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