A distraught Rohan Browning has apologized to his team-mates after an embarrassing mistake in the men’s 4x100m relay brought down the Australian. WATCH THE VIDEO
Australia fell spectacularly from the men’s 4x100m relay after Rohan Browning tripped at the final exchange.
The Australians were fighting for a top three finish on the straight when Browning stumbled and fell onto the track shortly after taking the baton from Jack Hale.
England sped away to win the heat, followed by Trinidad and Tobago in second and Guyana in third.
A disappointed Browning explained what went wrong: “I just stumbled, it’s never happened before, these guys have put so much work into this season and I take so much responsibility for it.
“It was one of those freak things, I’m just disappointed, disappointed.
“I’m sorry. I know these guys put so much work into it. In my years in athletics, nothing like this has ever happened and hopefully it never happens again.”
When asked if he was wearing new spikes, the Australian, who finished sixth in the men’s 100m final earlier this week, added: “These spikes are fantastic, they’re great, it’s just been a chaotic environment, it is just sucks.”
Australia’s Jack Hale, also on the relay team, said: “It’s a relay. There are so many variables and these things happen. It is what it is.”
Originally published as Commonwealth Games 2022: Australian relay fiasco when Rohan Browning falls over
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