4x400m relay: SA ‘likely to appeal’

2012-08-09 11:27

South Africa was likely to appeal after Ofentse Mogwane’s fall during a 4x400m relay heat at the Olympic Games in London caused an early exit for Team SA from the race.

“We’ve just spoken to Hezekiel Sepeng who’s rushing down to the mix-zone. Says it’s likely that the 4x400m relay team will appeal,” Eyewitness News tweeted.

Mogwane fell before he could hand the baton to double-amputee Oscar Pistorius.

Mogwane had moved up to fifth on the leg but rounding the bend into the final stretch he made contact with Kenyan Vincent Killu and both came to grief, Sapa reported.

Pistorius put his hands to his head, walked to the side of the track and sank to his knees staring down the straight.

Mogwane received medical attention and left clutching his shoulder.

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