Here is the the American women's 4x100 metre relay team competing in their qualify heat. against nobody.
US relay team granted re-run after baton drop: In this Rio Update, the U.S. women's 4x100m relay team was granted a re-run this evening after officials determined another runner bumped Allyson Felix, causing her to drop her baton.
Replays of the race show Brazil's third runner, Kauiza Venancio, start to pump her arms as she gets ready to receive the baton from Franciela Krasucki.
It completed a surreal day for the reigning Olympic champions, who had earlier been left facing disqualification after a dropped baton exchange between Felix and Gardner in the morning heats. I tried to pull it together to get it to English.
According to USA Today, the IAFF issued a statement, saying that: "The Jury of Appeals for the Rio Games upheld the USA's appeal, saying that Felix was indeed obstructed on the second exchange".
Team USA petitioned for a re-run, and the IAFF sided with the Americans and disqualified the Brazilians.
The IAAF said the us team would be allowed to run on their own in the evening session at 8 p.m. and try to qualify on time. Their race is scheduled to take place around 6:00 p.m. ET.
"I just know that is something is protestable that you have to finish". It sounded and away she went alone in a first-of-its-kind Olympic relay race against the clock.
The contact threw Felix off balance, dropping the baton as she attempted to pass it off.
"We were laughing and joking out there", said English Gardner, who ran the anchor leg.
"It just knocked me off", Felix explained about what happened to her momentum to NBC.
The U.S. men have either been disqualified or failed to get the baton around the track eight times at Olympics or world championships since 1995.
The Jamaicans needed Fraser-Pryce's blistering finish to hold off Britain, who were second-fastest overall in 41.93, ahead of Germany, who won the second heat in 42.18 once the Americans had effectively eliminated themselves.
"Before we went out our coach said, "It's just like a practice; it's just that the whole world is watching".