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World Athletics Championships 2017: Successful British team express disbelief at victory

Successful British team express disbelief at victory

12/08/2017 at 21:38Updated 13/08/2017 at 12:49

Great Britain’s 4x100m relay team expressed their delight at their surprise gold at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday evening.

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The British team caused a shock as they held off the USA team with Usain Bolt pulling up injured in the final stretch.

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First stage runner CJ Ujah said “It’s unbelievable, world champions,” whilst Adam Gemili said “This is just a dream and it’s a reality tonight.”

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Danny Talbot was caught on TV willing on anchor Mitchell-Blake with the latter admitting he wasn’t sure if they had won.

“I wasn’t sure [if we’d won],” Mitchell-Blake said.

“I gave it my all, I dipped, but in my periphery I saw Coleman. I’m still trying to register that we’re actually world champions.”

The official time was 37.47s, the third fastest time in the 4x100m relay ever.

It capped off a good evening for Great Britain as the women’s 4x100m relay bounced back from the disappointment of Mo Farah failing to win gold by taking silver behind a very strong USA team.