Great Britain stuns USA to win historic 4x100m GOLD at World Championships

Great Britain stuns USA to win historic 4x100m GOLD at World Championships

On a night expected to be a battle of supremacy between the two giant relay teams in the world, Jamaica and USA; it was rather an unexpected twist of tale that witnessed Great Britain winning their first ever World Championships 4x100m GOLD medal in front of their home crowd.

The team comprising of  ran the race of their lives to produce one of the biggest upsets in the Championship history, as Mitchell-Blake anchored them to victory in a British Record of 37.47s.

Ujah ran an amazing lead off leg to hand over the baton to Gemili, who kept up with the speed of being in a medal position to get the baton over to Talbot, with an amazing third leg handed over to Mitchell-Blake in the lead position, making way for the 200m finalist to race to the finish line victorious.

While it was an amazing performance from the British athletes, it was a rather surprising performance from USA as they settled for Silver in a Season’s Best (SB) of 37.52s. The Americans had the best shot at the Gold medal on paper, having the 100m Champion, Justin Gatlin and the 100m Silver medallist, Christian Coleman in their team.

The Japanese team won the Bronxe medal in 38.04s, proving their consistency at winning a medal in the relays, having won a Silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games.

Unfortunately, Jamaica Did Not Finish (DNF), after Usain Bolt pulled up an injury just 10m after receiving the baton. The race was expected to be the last race of his record breaking career, so it was really disappointing to not just the Jamaican team but the spectators at the stadium, who were expecting to see a lightening end to his legendary career.

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