Sunday, 13 August 2017

Britain wins in men's 4x100 relay gold as Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5,000m at world championships


(L-R) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili and Daniel Talbot of Great Britain

Britain has won gold in the men's 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in London.

The GB team, made up of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, triumphed in a time of 37.47 seconds, beating Justin Gatlin's US team by 0.05 seconds.


The four Britons ran the fastest time in the world this year.


Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain


"It's unbelievable, world champions," Gemili said.


"This is just a dream and it's a reality tonight."


In the Jamaican team, sprint superstar Usain Bolt pulled up injured on the final leg of his last competitive race.


Bolt had been hoping to sign off from the sport by leading his country to a fifth successive relay gold, but ended up on the floor with cramp in his left hamstring.


Sir Mo Farah


Meanwhile, Sir Mo Farah has missed out on his dream double after finishing second in the 5,000 metres.


The British runner, 34, added a silver to the gold he won in the 10,000 metres at the London Stadium last week.




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