Sport Silver for Great Britain in women's sprint relay at World Championships

00:05  13 august  2017
00:05  13 august  2017 Source:   Press Association

How does Great Britain's medal tally compare with previous World Championships?

  How does Great Britain's medal tally compare with previous World Championships? Great Britain have won one medal after four days of competition at the London 2017 World Championships, with Sir Mo Farah taking 10,000 metres gold. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the medal tally at previous World Championships.

In the Women ’ s 4x100 Medley Relay a young British team of Kathleen Dawson (University of Stirling), Sarah Vasey (National Centre Loughborough), Charlotte Great Britain ’s high diver Gary hunt finished fifth in the final of the FINA World Championships Men’s High Diving competition in Budapest.

Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain and Northern Ireland claimed a surprise gold in the women ' s 400 metres, less than a month after the expiry of a year-long American women ' s 4 × 400 m relay team celebrate. "Steamy heat in Japan not a factor for athletes at World Championships , organizers say".

Dina Asher-Smith helped Great Britain to silver in the women's 4x100m relay: 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium

Great Britain's women won a fantastic silver medal in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships in London.

The quartet of Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita came home in 42.12 seconds as the United States claimed gold in a world-leading 41.82secs.

Britain were roared home by a packed London Stadium crowd and Neita, on the anchor leg, held off Jamaica by 0.07s to secure second place.

The third British medal of the championships followed hot on the heels of Sir Mo Farah's silver in the 5,000m.

But while that result left a spent Farah flat on the track with his head in his hands, the emotion amongst Britain's young female sprinters as they danced with delight on their lap of hour could not have been more different.

Bronze at the Olympics in Rio was a major success. This was a step up again from a team with an average age of 22.

Neita said: "I just ran my heart out, I really wanted a medal for us Brits."

5 of the best British relay performances .
Great Britain's men celebrated a glorious gold medal in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships in London on Saturday night. Here Press Association Sport looks at five of Britain's best relay performances at both the Olympics and World Championships down the years.1991 TOKYO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS  - MEN 4 X 400M (GOLD)Kris Akabusi produced one of the most stunning performances in British athletics history when he overtook newly-crowned 400m champion Antonio Pettigrew down the home straight and pipped him over the finishing line.


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