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World Relay Championships: Great Britain’s men win 4x100m bronze

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Great Britain’s 4x100m men’s relay team won bronze by one hundredth of a second at the World Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan.

The British team of CJ Ujah, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Adam Gemili and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake finished in 38.15 seconds, just ahead of China who registered 38.16.

GB are world champions in the event.

Brazil secured gold with a world-leading time of 38.05, with the United States second in 38.07.

Great Britain’s men’s 4x400m team finished fifth in their final, with Trinidad and Tobago taking a fine gold.

United States were dominating the race up until Trinidad’s Machel Cedenio produced a final-leg 44.41 split to take gold in just over three minutes.

The US finished second but were later disqualified for a lane infringement, leading Jamaica to be promoted to second in 3:01.57 and Belgium third.

GB’s women’s 4x400m quartet finished sixth as Poland claimed a surprise win in 3:27.49.

European champion Justyna Swiety-Ersetic outran America’s Courtney Okolo in the final 100m to secure gold, leaving the United States to settle for silver and Italy third.

Jamaica’s 4x200m women’s team – which included Olympic 100m gold medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson – finished third after a poor handover on the first leg.

France took gold in 1:32.16, with China second. United States finished third but they were later disqualified.

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