World Athletics Championships: Great Britain miss out on bronze medal in 4x400m women's relay

Great Britain narrowly missed out on a medal in Doha

Great Britain have dropped back down to fourth in the women's 4x400 metres relay after Jamaica won an appeal against their disqualification and were reinstated as bronze medallists, Team GB has announced.

The British squad finished the competition with six medals, just short of their target of between seven and nine.

The final tally was set to be five, until British Athletics announced its women's 4x400 metres relay team had been upgraded to bronze.

Zoey Clark, Emily Diamond, Jodie Williams and Laviai Nielsen finished fourth on the final evening, but Jamaica, who had crossed the line in third, were subsequently disqualified.

Britain launched a counter appeal against Jamaica's reinstatement, but - after a period of uncertainty as to who would pick up the bronze medal - the appeal was dismissed.

A medal ceremony was held at the Khalifa International Stadium where it was announced Jamaica had won the bronze medal.

The 4x400m men's squad of Cameron Chalmers, Toby Harries, Rabah Yousif and Lee Thompson did not finish the final race of the Championships in Doha.

Harries failed to handover the baton to Yousif in the second change with Harries ended up on the floor still holding it.

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