Tokyo Olympics: Nice Britain win 4x100m relay silver and bronze

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Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Britain’s dash relay groups delivered silver and bronze medals, with the boys’s quartet lacking out on the 4x100m title by only a hundredth of a second.

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, who anchored Britain to world gold in 2017, was overhauled proper on the road by Filippo Tortu as Italy snatched victory.

Earlier, Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita took a repeat of Rio bronze.

A Jamaican crew with all three of the 100m particular person medallists took gold.

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake

Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson had been joined by Briana Williams in a crew that lived as much as their standing as red-hot favourites, profitable in 41.02 seconds, effectively forward of the USA.

Nice Britain appeared set to clinch their first observe and area title of the Video games when Richard Kilty constructed on wonderful opening legs from CJ Ujah and Zharnel Hughes with an excellent bend.

However Mitchell-Blake, who memorably held off American world champion Christian Coleman to safe world gold in entrance of a house crowd 4 years in the past, was overhauled by the less-celebrated Tortu within the closing strides.

Mitchell-Blake’s disappointment was in distinction to Italy’s glee as they secured a fifth athletics gold of the Video games, following Marcell Lamont Jacobs’ 100m victory, Gianmarco Tamberi’s high-jump success and a pair of race stroll titles.

“Apologies if I appeared ungrateful at first,” mentioned Mitchell-Blake, whose frustration was clear after he was pipped on the road having led till the ultimate metre.

“It is simply we put a number of work and energy into this and we consider we’re the perfect quartet on the planet and we wished to show that when the time comes.”

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake

Nice Britain’s ladies’s quartet had set a nationwide file of 41.55 within the semi-finals, going quicker than they did in profitable bronze at Rio 2016 or silver at Doha 2019.

They had been unable to match that point within the closing, however overcame a scratchy first baton trade between Philip and Lansiquot to make sure Neita was better of the remaining behind Jamaica and the USA as she took over on the anchor leg.

They completed in 41.88 seconds, 0.2 seconds away from the fourth-placed Swiss.

Asher-Smith pulled out her try so as to add Olympic 200m gold to her world title within the occasion after failing to recuperate absolutely from a hamstring tear in June.

“I used to be on crutches six weeks in the past and there was a ten% probability – lower than 10% probability – that I used to be going to be right here,” she mentioned.

“A medal right here is truthfully one thing that I couldn’t have even contemplated six weeks in the past, seven weeks in the past, in no way, so thanks a lot girls. It means quite a bit.”

There will likely be no medal within the males’s 4x400m for Nice Britain.

Cameron Chalmers, Joseph Brier, Lee Thompson and Michael Ohioze fell effectively wanting Saturday’s closing after coming sixth of their semi-final. The US, with particular person finalist Michael Norman and Michael Cherry nonetheless to come back in, certified quickest.

On Thursday Nice Britain’s ladies’s crew certified fourth quickest for Saturday’s closing (13:30 BST) and may name on Jodie Williams after her sixth place within the particular person closing.

Men and women's relay teams pose with Laura Muir

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