Team GB AGONY in men’s 4x100m relay as British quartet narrowly miss Olympic gold
Team GB’s men’s 4×100 relay team missed the gold by 0.01 seconds as Italy came from behind to pass them on the line in Tokyo – to break hearts again of the British after the final of Euro 2020.
The British quartet believed they had the gold when CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes and Richard Kilty put them in the lead in the final change, but Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was passed on the line by Italy’s Filippo Tortu.
The heartbreaking result in the relay sees Italy once again beating a British sports team after beating England’s Gareth Southgate side on penalties in the European Championships final last month at Wembley.
Gold in the men’s 4x100m Olympic relay marks a wonderful summer of cultural success for Italy, which includes victory in the men’s 100m Olympic final, the Euro 2020 final against England and the Eurovision Song Contest. song.
Italy edged the GB team to the men’s 4×100 Olympic gold in a dramatic tight finish
Italy’s slight victory over a British team mirrors Italy’s final Euro 2020 victory over England
The Italian soccer team edged the Three Lions on July 11 via a penalty shootout victory, after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed 12 yards below the Wembley arc.
Italy also won the Eurovision Song Contest in May with Maneskin’s rock hit “Zitti e buoni”, while the UK ended up in a draw with James Newman’s “Embers”.
Meanwhile, it is Italy’s fifth athletics medal at the Tokyo Games, a total that includes Lamont Marcell Jacobs’ men’s 100m shock gold from last week, in a final that saw Team GB sprinter Hughes disqualified due to a false start.
Italy also won the Olympic men’s 100m final thanks to Lamont Marcell Jacobs (left) after Team GB’s Zharnell Hughes (right) was disqualified for a false start.
Italy also won Eurovision 2021 in May while the UK ended up with draws
After helping Britain take silver in Friday night’s relay, Hughes was caught referring to Italy’s fabulous and lucky sporting summer ahead of the post-race interview of the British quartet with the BBC is about to start.
The 26-year-old said: “They won Eurovision, they won the Euro, they won the 100m …”
GB Olympian Adam Gemili, who was a replacement option for the relay team if one of the team members fell, also understood the joke, tweeting: “It also had to be Italy after what happened to the Euros “
Fans laughed at Britain’s poor record against Italy this summer via social media
Sports fans have taken to social media to poke fun at the British team’s record against Italy this summer, with one person tweeting: “It’s happening Rome # 4×100 #italie #athletics #Azzurri #Italiateam # Tokyo2020 # Olympics
Other social media users have mocked Britain using memes of Italian footballer Giorgio Chiellini removing England’s Bukayo Saka at Euro 2020 photoshopped in the men’s relay finish photo.
After the tense relay final on Friday night, final stage runner Mitchell-Blake collapsed to the ground in agony, but can take comfort in being part of the first British men’s relay to win an Olympic medal since the Olympic Games. 2004 in Athens.
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was pointed at the line and was very disappointed with second place
The sprinter apologized for appearing ungrateful after the race when he appeared disappointed, with the sprinter smiling during the post-match interview.
He told the BBC: “Excuse me if I sounded ungrateful at first, it’s just that we’ve put a lot of work and effort into this and we really believe we’re the best quartet in the world and we want to show it when the time comes. It’s not just for us, it’s for everyone at home.
His relay teammate Kilty immediately gave Mitchell-Blake a vote of confidence, adding: “This man ran an incredible stage. He looked a little disappointed but he’s a team.
The quartet became the first British men’s relay team to win a medal at the Olympics since 2004
â€œThey are among the top three fastest teams we have ever had in British history. This man is a legend and he brought us home in incredible style.
There were only inches between Tortu and Mitchell-Blake when the Italian crossed the finish line, while the British athlete, 27, was 0.19 seconds ahead of Canada, ahead of the China for bronze with 0.09 seconds.
Jamaica – in their first Olympic final since Usain Bolt’s retirement – had to settle for fifth place after winning gold in this race in the last two Games. Germany closed the race after Ghana was disqualified and Japan did not finish.
Team GB’s women’s relay team had won the bronze medal in their race a few minutes before
The silver medal for the men’s team of the GB team can now be added to the gold and silver for Great Britain won at the 2017 and 2019 world championships respectively.
Friday night’s race at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, meanwhile, came just 20 minutes after the women’s quartet won bronze in the Japanese capital.
A change issue between first runners Asha Philip and Imani Lansiquot gave the GB squad a lot of work before the return of Dina Asher-Smith put Daryll Neita in the running, who pushed through Great Britain to a third comfortable.