London: If Felix Sanchez had lived in the Dominican Republic, he may have become a speedy outfielder in Major League Baseball.
But fate sent him on another path, far from the Caribbean country. Sanchez, who grew up in the United States, won an Olympic gold medal for Dominican Republic in the 400-meter hurdles at the London Games just days short of his 35th birthday.
He was a member of the Dominican 4x400-meter relay team that was disqualified on Thursday. But that hasn't tarnished the Olympic success of 11 Dominican athletes at the London Games. In addition to Sanchez's gold, Luguelin Santos won a silver medal in the 400.