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Olympic Icon Carl Lewis Tears Into U.S. Men’s Relay Team: 'Total Embarrassment'

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Olympic legend Carl Lewis slammed the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter relay team as a “clown show” Thursday after the Americans failed to qualify for the final at the Tokyo Olympics.

The athletes ― Fred Kerley, Ronnie Baker, Trayvon Bromell and Cravon Gillespie — finished their heat sixth after morebungled baton exchanges.

Lewis unloaded on Twitter.

“The USA team did everything wrong in the men’s relay,” wrote the nine-time Olympic champion, now assistant track coach at the University of Houston.

Lewis, 60, slammed the team’s baton-passing system and said the athletes ran in the wrong order. There was “no leadership,” he lamented.

“It was a total embarrassment, and completely unacceptable for a USA team to look worse than the AAU kids I saw,” Lewis concluded.

Lewis echoed his fierce criticism in an interview with USA Today, calling the performance a “clown show.”

“This was a football coach taking a team to the Super Bowl and losing 99-0 because they were completely ill-prepared,” he told the outlet.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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