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

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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."

Eilidh Doyle defends performance as Great Britain finish Worlds with six medals .
Great Britain captain Eilidh Doyle insists the World Championships have been a success for the team after the hosts just hit their medal target. The 30-year-old was part of the women's 4x400 metre relay which claimed silver just before the men's team picked up a bronze. It was Great Britain's sixth medal of the games, allowing them to hit the six-to-eight target they had been set before the championships in London.

Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/sport/-193554-silver-for-great-britain-in-womens-sprint-relay-at-world-championships/

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