Relay team gets new lease of life

Botswana's Zibane Ngozi (right) reacts as the baton drops between him and Keitumetse Maitseo in the men's 4x400m relay heats during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on July 23, 2022 PIC: Jewel SAMAD / AFP via Getty Images
Botswana's Zibane Ngozi (right) reacts as the baton drops between him and Keitumetse Maitseo in the men's 4x400m relay heats during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on July 23, 2022 PIC: Jewel SAMAD / AFP via Getty Images

The men's 4x400m relay team is through to the finals of the World Athletics Championships, thanks to the referees' decision to reinstate the team following an infringement by another team.

The team had initially finished last, clocking 3.07.52 in the semi finals after Zibani Ngozi was obstructed leading to a baton drop during a change over with Keitumetse Maitseo.

However, the team was given a new lease of life and will therefore get a chance to fight for a medal. The coach decided to start the relay without 400m finalist, Bayapo Ndori.

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