g ﬁtf—r urer but ﬁtf—r wm“ 5th we. g not picked individually but he did look superb in qualification when they ran the second fastest time ever by a british team. danny talbot has made the event his own. the power and the speed of mitchell blake on the final leg. a huge roar. we do not think the french are contenders. jamaica have brought in the olympic and world champion. united states have made a change. for the the us championships two has
not broken ten seconds individually. canada in days gone by had a team content. it doesn't look likely here. well, he is used to winning. he is used to winning in the relay. great britain, it is a 5050 shout. we have won a medal in five and we have either been disqualified or haven't finished in five. it is all or nothing, we have never won the world title. the men's for x for 100 meter relay.
—— 4x4. safely away. china is running away from france. great britain are leading it. on the outside, japan are having a good run. great britain still leading. yohan blake has got the baton but britain are in front. he is going to be chased by the great man. usain bolt is coming fast. it is going to be tight. gold! a new dish record. —— a new british record. you tell —— you saying walt,
sadly it ends in tragedy for him and his team. that was phenomenal. and i'm sorry, in that moment of excitement about great britain that i missed the greatest ever athlete faltering in his last moments. and i am sure that once these celebrations are overfor the am sure that once these celebrations are over for the british team, they will pause and take a thought for usain bolt. but, for now, that was simply stunning. every change was good. they were in front from the beginning. a great start, but to stand up for that challenge. as the girls come over and celebrate. usain
bolt has broken down in his quest to give his team something. that is the measure of the man as well. trying to calm down a little bit. this is a sad sight, a very sad sight, nobody wa nts to sad sight, a very sad sight, nobody wants to see the sportsperson of the calibre of that man and his career in that way. usain bolt, a super champion, as we know. but the great british team were phenomenal. that is the third fastest time in history, when it comes to 4x4 running. great britain has won this gold medal with the —— third fastest time ever. only the united states and jamaica have gone faster. an incredible performance from these young men. justin gaitlin moving
away as we seen oui’ young men. justin gaitlin moving away as we seen oui’ team young men. justin gaitlin moving away as we seen our team celebrate. truly sensational, a truly sensational performance. there is jamaica, obviously very disappointed. let's have a look at this. from the off, exploding out of the box. really smooth change. just sensational viewing. a clean exchange two danny colbert who was stretched right to the edge of the box. danny drives fast. given it smoothly. amazing top speed, and he holds off. i've got to say, steve, he held him off with ease. look at
that. coleman was not making any ground on him whatsoever. lovely running. these changes, they could not have been any better. the speed of the lies. they are running against some of the best men in the world here. you've got the gold and silver medallist from the 100 metres. julie threw down the back straight. look at his face, he knows great britain has a great chance. nothing wavering, left, right, or centre. another hard turn. knowing they are in a good chance. from that position, stationary hand. he is used to take in the baton.
co mforta bly used to take in the baton. comfortably here, works hard all the way, doesn't look left or right and it keep —— complete reverse of the semifinal this morning. this time, they did when it mattered. he is a local boy, moved jamaica when he was 13. he wasn't sure, he thought he had it, he is waiting to look at this dream. —— the screen. incredibly enthralling. every sad as well, and a great, great, great champion, and that doesn't do him any disservice whatsoever. the power here of mitchell blake. when your
tea m here of mitchell blake. when your team put you out there in front like that, you lift to that. he has risen to the occasion. all the pressure and from the 60,000 in this stadium, and from the 60,000 in this stadium, and he is thinking, have we done it? i think it! waiting for the final confirmation, and there is our team. our old medallist of the night. the third fastest of all time. an historic old medal, a british record. 37.40 seven. the gold medal to great britain and northern ireland. united states the silver. jamaica were last. where do you start with that? the
third fastest time of all time, golden performance by britain's quartet, usain bolt pulling up in a final 60 metres. the usa beaten. it had everything. it did. you have to start with the amazing and outstanding performance of this dish team. iam outstanding performance of this dish team. i am going to say it, that tea m team. i am going to say it, that team deserved it, not when the us drops the bat on or whenjamaica i’u ns drops the bat on or whenjamaica runs out of the zone my baby to eve ryo ne runs out of the zone my baby to everyone fair and square, the third fastest of all time. an amazing performance. in front of home cloud. winning a gold medal, and they delivered it on a night when eve ryo ne delivered it on a night when everyone was here, maybe not here to see this but they delivered. they
worked hard, they talked about the camaraderie and wanting to get here and perform at their best and nailed the an amazing job. adam gemili was just with the thalys! he opened up such a gap. you could see it, even before they got to the second one. that tells you something right there. he opened up a gap that was a lwa ys there. he opened up a gap that was always going to be hard for anyone to come back and close. amazing. he was so to come back and close. amazing. he was so devastated to not be in shape at the trials. he has worked so hard to get himself into shape and it has been to the benefit of this incredible quartet. a sensational piece of running. this is what we hoped for. adam, to get himself into this shape, he has been phenomenal. that relay team have bolstered each
other. they didn't want to let any of their members down, they have just risen to the occasion, i have not witnessed a piece of running like that. it was fantastic. if i was wearing my hat, i take my hat off to paula. i had the belief. the country needed this, the boys have delivered, unbelievable. first ever 4x1 gold for britain. we have been talking about evoking the failures of 2012 and there was a particular saturday that became known as super saturday. and this feels super. for britain to winds in that company...
this is a special moment, special gift to this crowd that has come here every day hoping for and pulling for this team and for those quys pulling for this team and for those guys to go out there and put on a performance like that which again is just an amazing performance, a great time against some great athletes. it is fantastic, they deserve this. nobody is going to be able to take anything away from them. nobody will be able to say that may yet, the us wasn't there, or this team got disqualified, they beat everyone fairand square and disqualified, they beat everyone fair and square and it was amazing. michael, let's relive the race and talk us through the incredible 30 odd seconds. so there is he out on the outside. you want to watch the handoff. a perfect handoff. watch
him open up on the field. he separates from them. he maintains that. you would think at this point that. you would think at this point that jamaica and the that. you would think at this point thatjamaica and the us are coming but they are not, tolbert held his own. then mitchell blake held the lead and was able to hold on. cj getting a great play. really working this. i think they have really worked on the handoff. nice and crisp. every quick. adam gemili was the key to this victory, because opening up a lead, another chris hand off here. nice and clean. adam gemili knows it, he can tell, i have
put my team—mate in a fantastic position. talbot was able to carry it on. they were able to focus and get the handoff is right. even here, wouldn't you have thought coleman wouldn't you have thought coleman would have a good chance here. coleman is tired from the season. it has been a long season for him, he was not going to be able to run anyone down. blake thomas who has also had long season. the manner in which they have won this victory is sowing credible. i think, as you said, might, it is the enhancement of the relay changes. this is not a nice site at all. that looks like
hamstring. paula ? nice site at all. that looks like hamstring. paula? it looks like he is hurt. that is really sad because i think it was one season too many. we we re i think it was one season too many. we were just talking about that this morning about he and mo farah have been happy to get to the championships healthy and that was that to see. i think he was prepared to not win but i don't think he would have expected his last race to end like that, he would have wanted to cross the finish line. we talked about whether he would be disappointed with the 100 and he will be disappointed with this. even if he wasjust will be disappointed with this. even if he was just closing on the will be disappointed with this. even if he wasjust closing on the guys, give the crowd a show, who said i
saw usain bolt run down the finishing straight, and that was just as appointing. he didn't want to leave the arena in the wheelchair, he didn't want that to be the way usain bolt leaves the sporting arena and it should be the way he is remembered. it is a continuation of the terrible sprinting championships that jamaica have had. they haven't crossed the line first and have had disappointment across a range of races. as michael said, these things go on races. as michael said, these things goona races. as michael said, these things go on a cycle. but, you know what, i think usain bolt came here for the fans. he has just think usain bolt came here for the fans. he hasjust said, you know what, it doesn't really matter, i am here, you know you want to see me, i have come here and given my best, that as mike says, his body is
tired. this is farewell. he is here and waving. he is not at his best, he is happy to be here and thank everybody and he isjust he is happy to be here and thank everybody and he is just saying goodbye. he wanted across the line on his feet, though. and that is a horrible sight, a site we have never seen horrible sight, a site we have never seenin horrible sight, a site we have never seen in his career. it was a season too much. we saw him in the 100 metres the end, is training, and trying to finish, and we have seen him here, limping now, and going down in the 100 metres. we have all pulled hamstrings, it is part of the sport, but you don't want to happen ata sport, but you don't want to happen at a major championship, and certainly not your last championship. that will probably the last we see of him ever again. that was his last. unless he decides to change his mind and come back.
was his last. unless he decides to change his mind and come backm thatis change his mind and come backm that is an injury that will keep him out for a few weeks, he probably won't be doing the racing betty sethi was going to do after these championships so that could be. but what a night it has been for great britain. a silverfor mo farah what a night it has been for great britain. a silver for mo farah and silverfor the 4x1 britain. a silver for mo farah and silver for the 4x1 metres women, but for usain bolt not a good ending. he will take away better memories from better days. today was all about mitchell blake and the team, who we re mitchell blake and the team, who were so mitchell blake and the team, who were so slick, daley thompson. they we re were so slick, daley thompson. they were fantastic. i was not expecting them to be as good as that. c] ran a fantastic opening leg. this was almost a perfect race. you
would have to be highly critical to dissect any of the paul monks is —— performances here. the slick baton changes. this has been a star, a new star is born in british sprinting, mitchell blake. this is why it's important to invest in the sport. they are only enhanced through the investment and the time they are allowed to practice in training camps. is this the kind of thing that will make these guys believe they can do better as individuals? that's a good question, daley. if the athlete himself can decide, i won a world championship and i can try and benefit from that and live
off of that and live off of my reputation, then no it won't help them but it makes them hungry and they say, i have shown i can beat they say, i have shown i can beat the best in the world but what now? what do i want to do a 100 metre athlete? they have to go back. they have to say we did fantastic as the tea m have to say we did fantastic as the team and we can do it again but what doi team and we can do it again but what do i want to do individually. it depends on each individual athlete. cautiously sees herself as world championship. there are the women who just won championship. there are the women whojust won a championship. there are the women who just won a silver, watching the men go one better. you can see their reactions. wonderful! it is fantastic. these girls are living every stride. a fantastic reaction.
every relay squad member we have had in britain will be in this stadium at home and screaming their lungs out for that because we have been waiting so long for a gold medal. incredible scenes there. disappointment for usain bolt who pulled up injured in that race but for great britain, and incredible old medal. the third fastest time in history for that race. it ends on a high for great britain after what has been a bit of a disappointing world athletics championships. earlier sir mo farah one silver in his final track title race, the fourth time olympic champion failed to add another gold to the 10,000 metres he won eight days ago. he was a lwa ys metres he won eight days ago. he was always in contention but in the
final lap, he became boxed in by three ethiopian competitors. final lap, he became boxed in by three ethiopian competitorsm final lap, he became boxed in by three ethiopian competitors. it has been amazing, incredible. it doesn't quite hit until you have finally crossed the line and i had a couple of minutes to myself and realised, this is it. controlling the emotion thatis this is it. controlling the emotion that is there. let's talk about the race before we talk about anything else in the future. how much to the ten kate take out a view? to be honest, it takes so much out of me. a lot more than eliza. tactically, i was trying cover every move. the better man won the day. i gave it all, i gave it all. i didn't have a single bit left at the end. when you are coming down at the home straight, digital ink it might be
possible? i thought it might but my legs had it. i got boxed in earlier on. by the time i got out, i wasted a bit of energy on that. it is one of these races where you just have to ta ke of these races where you just have to take it. the ethiopian game plan aside in the civil —— and the silver medal aside, you have had an amazing career. can you quite imagine you are that person i spoke to back in 2008, doing all you have managed to do? i render speaking to you and feeling so disappointed. i didn't know what to do with myself, i didn't know whether to carry on with the sport, to make big changes, and i had to make a decision. what would it take to be a champion, it involved moving to the other side of the world, and nothing was guaranteed. and nothing was
guaranteed. and nothing was guaranteed. if it works out, it works out, but at least i'll will know that i won't regret it. and, boy, how it worked out. do come back here again, it feels like the perfect end to have this crab sent you. this crowd is amazing. there is no place like it. i really enjoy the journey and this moment is extra special. you had a couple more races on the track but you will also be on the roads. the great north run and beyond that, so we shouldn't say goodbye forever. no, there is a part of me, i have a few more races planned, then i want to take a break and see what i can do on the road
but in terms of the chapter of my life, it is closed, that is done, really. from all of us, thank you for all the fantastic memories. you are going out as one of the greats in british athletics and world athletics. i want to say thank you for everybody who has supported me. it has been incredible, the home support with the crowd, and from everywhere around the world, i want to say thank you to everyone. one person has died in charlottesville, virginia in clashes between white supremacists and anti—fascist groups, which have rocked the city. several people have been injured after a car ploughed into the crowd. the two protests come after hundreds of white supremacists — some giving nazi salutes — held a torch—lit rally yesterday at the university of virginia to protest against a decision to remove a statue of the confederate civil war general, robert e lee. a local state of emergency has been declared in two districts. president trump spoke
to the media about the events in cha rlottesville. we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred on many sides. it has been going on for a long time in our country. not donald trump, not barack obama, it has been going on for a long time. it has no place in america. what is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. earlier i spoke to the executive director of the american civil liberties union of virginia, claire guthrie gasta naga, who was at the rally. in the hours since they dispersed the rally, which was about noon, the situation has evolved into one in which there are marauding bands of thugs going around charlottesville looking for a fight with people who
are willing to give it to them. this isa are willing to give it to them. this is a situation in which people are engaged in violent conduct with other individuals whose views they don't access and with respect to the car crash, for example, that is clearly a purposeful act of ten arrays and it should be seen that way. unfortunately, right afterthat happened, one of the people who is from the white supremacist organisations said he was glad that people from the other organisation we re people from the other organisation were heard, at which point they went after him and engaged him in a physical confrontation. nothing good is happening now and any pretence that there was anybody trying to vindicate freedom of speech right now is certainly lost and gone. the news is coming up shortly with
kate silverton. i will be back with the paper review after that. one person is killed and many more injured after protesting in a nationalist rally in the united states. the attack followed earlier clashes. a state of emergency has been declared in virginia. we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence, and many sides. north korea's nuclear programme. there's shock and disappointment as one of the biggest stars in world athletics, usain bolt, bows out — pulling up in his final race. it's going to be ethiopia at last. mo farah fights for the silver. and sir mo's track career ends in an agonising finish as he's
forced to settle for silver. but as the old guard bid farewell, new stars are born with a gold for the british men in the relay — in the third fastest time in history. good evening. one person has died and at least 19 others have been injured after a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far—right rally in the us state of virginia. it happened in the city of charlottesville after violent