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Super Saturday for Great Britain

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Great Britain's victorious 4x100m relay quartet (from left to right - Danny Talbot, Adam Gemili, CJ Ujah and Nethaneel Mitchell Blake)

IT WAS Super Saturday for Great Britain and Northern Ireland as the men’s 4x100m quartet won gold after the women had taken silver.

CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili and Danny Talbot set-up the win with devastating individual legs and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake saw off American Christian Coleman to ensure that the home nation tasted gold at the World Athletics Championships.

The race was tainted by an injury to Jamaican legend Usain Bolt who was in contention for a medal before being struck be a leg injury which saw him collapse onto the track.

All this took place after the home nation claimed silver courtesy of fine runs by Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita.

Neita said:

"We've smashed it. We worked so hard for this. Us girls and boys have both done so well and we're so proud of each other.

"I tried my best down that last stretch and I'm glad to bring the team home to silver. We work so hard as a team so we are delighted."

Asher-Smith, who just missed out on the medals in the 200m, added:

"To upgrade from Olympic bronze to world silver with these girls has been absolutely incredible, and to do it at home means so much.

"Thank you so much to this incredible crowd. What a lift they have us. We are so proud to win the medal in London."

Henry confessed:

"The relay is so so important. At the end of the day none of us could do it alone, it's one big team effort."

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