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Britain's sprinters deliver at last

PRIDE OF BRITAIN: The 4x100m world champions with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

BRITAIN'S SPRINTERS are literally on top of the world. The quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Netheneel Mitchell-Blake won the World Athletics Championships 4x100m gold to announce themselves to a global audience.

Post-race the awesome foursome described their emotions after their shock success. Ujah paid homage to the British fans.

"This crowd was amazing - this is the most fantastic feeling," he said.

"We said we knew we could do it, but when we did it, we did it with a bang. I'm proud of these guys, we work so hard, including the team behind us at British Athletics, and it's just crazy to do it in London, our home town."

Gemili, whose set had been wrecked by injury, added:

"This is the best feeling in the world. Thank you so much to everyone for supporting us. Thanks to the support team at British Athletics and the medical team.

"We're world champions. It's crazy to think. I'm so grateful to be in this team, especially with Danny. We've got some not so nice memories from London 2012 in terms of the relay, so to come here five years later and just actually run what we've ran today, we couldn't have done it without the team, the coaches and everyone else. So we just want to say thanks to everyone watching, we did it."

Talbot said:

"We've worked so hard for this - we wanted the gold so much, we knew we could do it, and we have.

"Like Adam said, we've been involved for a while and 2012 didn't just go away. Guys come in and guys come out , and it's just a massive team effort. We've always said we win as a team and we lose as a team, and tonight we win as a team, and it's not just us four, it's everyone who's been involved with us."

Mitchell-Blake, who saw off the desperate challenge of American Christian Coleman simply said:

"I'm a world champion, wow!"

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