Athletics: Botswana Miss Out After Baton Drop, U.S. Run Year’s Fastest Time | 8/12/2017 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – Botswana missed out on the men’s 4×400 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday after dropping the baton in their semi-final heat while the United States ran the year’s fastest time.

Bahamas, Olympic champions on the same track five years ago, also failed to qualify for the final as did Jamaica.

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Botswana, among the title favorites, were fifth but quickly making up ground on the leaders at the end of the third leg of the second semi-final when Nijel Amos tried to hand the baton to Karabo Sibanda.

Sibanda took the baton but it slipped out of his hand and, as he went to pick it up, he collided with Brazil’s Anderson Henriques who was left sprawled on the track and had to...
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