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Members of the United States team from left, United States' Justin Gatlin, United States' Mike Rodgers and United States' Tyson Gay celebrate after the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The U.S. mens relay team lost another medal over a mistake



Another Olympics, another relay race lost by the U.S. men's relay team. 

The American relay team in Rio was made up of Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Mike Rodgers and Trayvon Bromell. They had originally won the bronze medal in the 4X100 race on Friday night, only to have it snatched away from them minutes after the race ended. 

A snafu occurred during the relay race in Rio when Rodgers and Gatlin were ruled to have passed the baton before the start of the first passing zone in the race. 

The team had already started celebrating their third place finish on the track, when their names flashed on the big board, next to the two letters "DQ," which stands for disqualified.  

"It's always something weird, stupid, simple mistakes that always cost us and I don't understand," said Gay, played a role in the U.S. losing another medal, a silver medal in the same race at the London Olympics, because of a doping positive. 

The U.S. has protested the call and is expecting a decision to their appeal later on Saturday. 

This was the final leg of the race. Usain Bolt led his team from Jamaica to victory by a significant margin.

Americans on Twitter were hurtin' 

They still have a chance of appealing and keeping the bronze medal if they win the appeal.

A tweet from  Trayvon Bromell who got injured during the race. 

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