Newfoundland boy offers his medal to disqualified men’s Olympic relay team
A Newfoundland boy who sent a letter and his soccer medal to the Canadian men’s 4X100 relay team says he simply wanted to boost their spirits after they were disqualified from an Olympic bronze medal.
Elijah Porter’s handwritten note garnered national attention after Justyn Warner, a member of the team, tweeted it Monday.
In his letter, the 10-year-old Paradise boy said it wasn’t right when the team lost its bronze medal for a lane violation.
Porter later said he wrote the letter because he felt bad for the team, particularly Jared Connaughton, who stepped on the border of his lane prior to handing off the baton to Warner during their race Saturday.