In what was supposed to be Usain Bolt’s swan song at the IAAF World Championships, Great Britain stunned the Jamaicans, and every other team, to win men’s 4x100m relay gold. Not only did the performance electrify the home crowd, but it also thrilled the relay squad’s teammates, who were fresh off a silver-medal performance themselves.
With the heavy favourites out of the race in the end because of Bolt’s hamstring cramp that led to a DNF, the British team delivered gold in front of a home crowd. Watching track side was Great Britain’s women’s 4x100m relay team, which competed in the event prior. The British women’s 4x100m relay won silver minutes before the men won gold.
Canada finished back in sixth in the men’s 4x100m relay on Saturday, the penultimate day at the IAAF World Championships.