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The Canadian men's 4x100 relay team were disqualified in London, but they've won a medal that's perhaps even more precious than Olympic bronze.
Elijah Porter, a 10-year-old boy from Newfoundland, wrote the men a heartwarming letter and sent his own Timbits medal along with it.
"When I heard what happened on Aug. 11, I knew it was wrong," writes Elijah. "The rules were not right."
The team were celebrating a third-place finish when they were hit with devastating news: they were disqualified. After the standings had already been announced, judges reviewed the race and saw that team member Jared Connaughton had stepped on the line during a turn, a violation that is grounds for automatic disqualification.
When Elijah grows up and becomes a rich biologist, he says he will donate money so that future Canadian Olympians can take a shot at the podium (if he remembers).