Fourth-Place Medal

Michael Johnson fell off a boat during an America’s Cup race (VIDEO)

Fourth-Place Medal

Michael Johnson won four Olympic gold medals in track in his career. During Saturday's America's Cup fleet race final, he showed why he didn't win any medals in sailing. Johnson fell off the back of Team Oracle USA, and may have cost the boat the final individual race.

He was part of the crew as a guest racer. Watch as he crossed the rigging along the stern of the catamaran, lost his footing and fell into the San Francisco Bay.

As the Oracle was still in the running to win the race, it couldn't go back for Johnson.

"He yelled out," Russell Coutts, the head of Team Oracle, said. "I think he was expecting me to come back, but there was no way I was coming back."

A committee boat picked up Johnson. Team Oracle took second in the final race due in part to Johnson's fall, but the good news is it had enough points to win the overall fleet races competition.

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Should the Browns consider holding on to Colt McCoy?
Howard Schnellenberger sees Florida Atlantic in the Big East
Europe finalizes its Ryder Cup team with addition of Poulter, Colsaerts
ThePostGame: Hilarious old baseball cards

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NFL $750K Baller 424/85227 $10 $750000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
NFL $50K Tournament [$5K to 1st] 422/56818 $1 $50000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
NFL $5 Single Entry 50/50 [Top 1,000 Win] 19/2000 $5 $9000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
View Comments (123)