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Athletics - 18. August 2013.

USA win the 100m Relay Crown

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins her third gold medal of the 2013 World Championship as she anchors Jamaica to the 4x100m title while British women win bronze after appeal.

Fraser-Pryce, alongside Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert and Carrie Russell, won in a championship record of 41.29 seconds, ahead of France (42.73) and the United States (42.75).

The IAAF World Championships came to a close in Moscow today with GB & NI winning bronze in the women's 4x100m relay to take the team's total medal count to six.

The British quartet of Dina Asher-Smith (coach: John Blackie), Ashleigh Nelson (Michael Afilaka), Annabelle Lewis and Hayley Jones (Donald Moss) were initially given fourth place but were upgraded to bronze several hours later after the French team was disqualified for an illegal handover.

Hayley Jones on last leg crossed the line with a time of 42.87, eventually only 0.12 seconds from winning silver. All four British women were delighted to come away from the World Championships with a medal.

After running an excellent first leg, 17 year old Asher-Smith said: "It means so much to us. I'm over the moon, it's such a shock."

Nelson, who ran on second leg, said: "It's really exciting. It's a strange feeling because obviously it would have been great to find out on the track and run around crazy with flags and stuff. It's a great feeling, I feel really strange. We've worked really well as a team and it's just unfortunate that Anyika (Onuora) couldn't be on the team to join us because she's someone that's worked really hard as well."

Third leg runner Lewis said: "I can't believe it. We've worked so hard for this. I never thought I'd be so gutted with a fourth place in the world coming into it but to get a bronze is amazing - I can't believe it."

Jones, who anchored the team home on fourth leg, said: "We were all screaming when we found out. It was so disappointing to finish fourth, it really is the worst place so this is great. I heard that there was a few things that were a bit dodgy but with it taking so long to come through I thought the appeal had been rejected."

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