Shock winner by 0.01 in Olympic 4x100m relay

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There are immoderate things way fans are utilized to: Nobody stops the Jamaican women astatine these Olympics and the tireless Sifan Hassan is simply a contender for a medal successful each region contention she enters.

Other things mightiness instrumentality immoderate getting utilized to: Italy is simply a sprint power. It present owns the golden medal successful the men's 4x100m relay to spell with the shocking 100m golden that Marcell Jacobs won.

The Italian relay squad made Jacobs a treble Olympic champion Friday, arsenic the state pulled disconnected a stunner to adjacent Jacobs' solo triumph 5 nights earlier. Jacobs ran the 2nd limb of Italy's 37.5-second travel astir the track, and Filippo Tortu outraced Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake to the line.

Filippo Tortu of Team Italy beats Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Team Great Britain crossed the decorativeness enactment to triumph the golden medal successful the Men's 4x100m Relay. (Getty)

Tortu, who was somewhat down astatine the changeover, dipped archetypal for a .01-second victory.

"We are 4 Ferraris," Tortu said.

The triumph acceptable disconnected a 2nd bout of Italian sprint celebrations connected the way astatine the Olympic Stadium — 2 much than anyone expected erstwhile these Games opened.

Meanwhile, Mitchell-Blake was shattered by decision and had to beryllium consoled by teammates. Even portion posing with the GB flag, helium chopped a sombre figure.

Canada, featuring 200m champion Andre De Grasse, took bronze successful 37.70. A Jamaican Olympic squad without Usain Bolt came successful 5th to extremity a tally of 3 consecutive relay wins for the land nation. (One was stripped due to the fact that of a doping case.)

Richard Kilty consoles teammate Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Team Great Britain aft the 4x100m Relay Final. (Getty)
Lamont Marcell Jacobs, Eseosa Desalu, Lorenzo Patta and Filippo Tortu of Italy observe aft winning gold. (Getty)

Jamaica with Bolt utilized to beryllium a virtual warrant for gold. At these Olympics, a Jamaican women's squad with the world's 3 fastest sprinters was the surest happening going.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the double-sprint champion successful Tokyo, ran the 2nd limb aft an awkward, but legal, speech with Briana Williams. She passed the baton to Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, the 100 metallic medallist. Fraser-Pryce connected with Shericka Jackson, the 100 bronze medallist, and Jackson took the Jamaican women location successful a national-record of 41.02 seconds. It was the night's least-surprising show — but inactive impressive.

It besides delivered a 3rd golden of the games for Thompson-Herah, who won the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay successful Bolt-like fashion.

"We got the nationalist record, Elaine got her 3rd golden medal, we're each going location with a golden medal, truthful we're conscionable precise grateful for the effort," Fraser-Pryce said.

The United States won metallic successful 41.45 portion the US men weren't successful the stadium the time aft a atrocious speech doomed them to a sixth-place decorativeness successful their qualifying heat.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Briana Williams of Team Jamaica observe winning the golden medal successful the Women's 4x100m Relay. (Getty)

Earlier, Hassan kept her ain tally of medals successful middle- and long-distance going with a bronze successful the 1,500m to spell with her golden astatine the commencement of the week successful the 5,000. Her duty is not implicit yet. She'll pursuit a 3rd medal successful the 10,000 last connected Saturday night. It volition beryllium her sixth contention successful 8 days.

The Ethiopian-born runner, who competes for the Netherlands, won each 1 of her races successful Tokyo earlier Friday by moving astatine the backmost oregon adjacent the backmost of the tract and unleashing her velocity connected the last lap.

But she changed those tactics successful the 1,500 last by surging to the beforehand consecutive distant and pushing the gait hard. She couldn't clasp it. Faith Kipyegon of Kenya lurked connected Hassan's enarthrosis done the past thigh and made her determination connected the last bend. Hassan couldn't respond.

Kipyegon went distant to clasp her Olympic rubric and acceptable a caller Olympic grounds of 3 minutes, 54.11 seconds. Laura Muir of Britain besides pushed up of Hassan to instrumentality the metallic medal.

"I deliberation the assemblage is precise tired," said Hassan, who erstwhile again draped herself successful a Dutch emblem aft her race. She made wide her purpose for the 10,000 is nary longer gold, it's conscionable a medal.

"I (just) request this," she said, holding up her bronze. "Not gold."

Faith Kipyegon of Team Kenya and Sifan Hassan of Team Netherlands vie successful the Women's 1500m final. (Getty)

Likewise, Allyson Felix needed immoderate colour medal to marque past connected Day 8 of the way and tract contention successful Tokyo. The 35-year-old American got it with a bronze successful the 400m won successful a romp by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas, who bushed Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic by .84 seconds.

Felix present stands unsocial arsenic the most-decorated pistillate jock successful the past of Olympic track, with 10 medals. She won No.10 little than 3 years removed from a hard gestation that near her wondering if she'd marque it backmost to this point.

When it was over, she laic connected her backmost connected the track, hands covering her look but with a grin peeking done from down them.

"This 1 is precise different, and it's precise special," she said. "And it conscionable took a batch to get here."

Allyson Felix has won her 10th Olympic medal. (Getty)

Also connected Friday:

— Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda made his determination to travel to the Olympics a highly-profitable 1 with a golden successful the 5,000 meters to spell with his metallic successful the 10,000. Cheptegei had said helium was considering skipping Tokyo aft an wounded and a tally of mediocre form.

— Liu Shiying of China won the women's javelin with a propulsion of 66.34 meters.

— The 50km contention walkers were up astatine 5.30am successful the bluish metropolis of Sapporo and Dawid Tomala won golden successful what mightiness beryllium the event's past quality astatine the Games. The 50km locomotion has been dropped from the docket for Paris successful 2024. Antonella Palmisano won the women's 20km walk.

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