“I understand that with this decision I am no longer running the 100m dash in the Olympic Games and will be an alternate for the event,” Tarmoh wrote, according to a copy supplied by the USATF.
In addition to being an alternate, Tarmoh is still part of the relay pool. Tarmoh was initially announced as the third-place finisher in the 100-meter race, circling Hayward Field at Eugene, Ore., and appearing at a post-race press conference. Even after photos revealed a dead-heat tie, Tarmoh apparently had trouble relinquishing her third-place finish.
“In my heart of hearts, I just feel like I earned the third spot,” she told the Associated Press Sunday. “ I almost feel like I was kind of robbed.”