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 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.

World Athletics links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

The Sporting Life team provide their free tips for Saturday's action across a range of sports1

Saturday's Bets of the Day

A full round-up of the Sporting Life team's best fancies across Saturday's action, including racing, football, darts, golf and rugby.

Don't miss Ben Linfoot's latest preview2

Value Bet: Take Mehd to bounce back

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Qipco British Champions Day with Mehdaayih fancied to bounce back in the Champion Stakes.

Oli Bell's Champions Day selections
3

Oli Bell: Saturday best bets

Five fancies for our pundit on QIPCO British Champions Day including an 18/1 chance in the closing Balmoral Handicap.

England celebrate Kyle Sinckler's second half try against Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final4

WATCH: England reach World Cup semis

England reached their first Rugby World Cup semi-final in 12 years, defeating Australia 40-16 in the opening quarter-final.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package5

Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's Premier League action with our best bets & predictions, including Chelsea and Manchester City.

Most Read

The Sporting Life team provide their free tips for Saturday's action across a range of sports1

Saturday's Bets of the Day

A full round-up of the Sporting Life team's best fancies across Saturday's action, including racing, football, darts, golf and rugby.

Don't miss Ben Linfoot's latest preview2

Value Bet: Take Mehd to bounce back

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Qipco British Champions Day with Mehdaayih fancied to bounce back in the Champion Stakes.

Oli Bell's Champions Day selections
3

Oli Bell: Saturday best bets

Five fancies for our pundit on QIPCO British Champions Day including an 18/1 chance in the closing Balmoral Handicap.

England celebrate Kyle Sinckler's second half try against Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final4

WATCH: England reach World Cup semis

England reached their first Rugby World Cup semi-final in 12 years, defeating Australia 40-16 in the opening quarter-final.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package5

Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's Premier League action with our best bets & predictions, including Chelsea and Manchester City.

Racing Tips

Don't miss Ben Linfoot's latest preview

Value Bet: Take Mehd to bounce back

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Qipco British Champions Day with Mehdaayih fancied to bounce back in the Champion Stakes.

Oli Bell's Champions Day selections

Oli Bell: Saturday best bets

Five fancies for our pundit on QIPCO British Champions Day including an 18/1 chance in the closing Balmoral Handicap.

Simon Holt previews the action

Simon Holt: Going into 'Batl

Benbatl can back up his recent win to land the QEII on Champions Day, according to Simon Holt - he has three Saturday selections.

Next Race Off

12:05 Turffontein
2
(5)
Flying High
J: S Khumalo
3
(6)
Risk Taker
J: Callan Murray

Football Tips

The Sporting Life team provide their free tips for Saturday's action across a range of sports

Saturday's Bets of the Day

A full round-up of the Sporting Life team's best fancies across Saturday's action, including racing, football, darts, golf and rugby.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package

Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's Premier League action with our best bets & predictions, including Chelsea and Manchester City.

The latest Sporting Life Accumulator

Sporting Life Accumulator

This week's Sporting Life Accumulator involves four teams from the three EFL leagues, enhanced to 18/1 with Sky Bet...