American Crybabies II: Torri "False Start?" Edwards
AP via Huffington Post: The U.S. track and field team’s protest of the women’s 100-meter final at the Olympics was rejected Sunday night.
The Americans asked that the race be reviewed because of a possible false start by Torri Edwards, one of the country’s sprinters.
Edwards herself said she thought she false-started. She wound up finishing last as Shelly-Ann Fraser led a Jamaican sweep of medals in the dash.
Let us get this straight. So Torri Edwards may have made a false start — which should give her an advantage because she started before everybody else — yet still lost. And now the Americans wanted to invalidate the results because Edwards may have made a false start?
I understand the urge to complain because you were disadvantaged. But complaining about the results because you had an unfair advantage? That’s one for the books. I wonder if Torri Edwards would go out broadcasting to the world that she may have made a false start, and ask that the race be reviewed, if she won this event and didn’t end up dead last.
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