British female athletes won Olympic bronze in the 4×100-meter relay for the seventh time in their history.
Great Britain Women’s 4x100m Relay Team
Although their handoffs weren’t as smooth as their competitors’, Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Dina Asher-Smith, and Daryll Neita set a British record in qualifying with a time of 41.55 seconds.
The United States of America and Jamaica won first and second, respectively, with the gold medalists clocking in at the second-fastest time ever.
As members of the bronze-medal winning team in Rio, Philip, Asher-Smith, and Neita follow in the footsteps of the British quartets that finished third in 1932, 1952, 1964, 1980, and 1984.
30 Year Old Philip From Leyton Remarked:
“I’m sorry our transition wasn’t smoother, but rest assured that we’ve put in a lot of effort as a team. We’ve been warned about a pandemic and the worst-case scenarios, yet we always manage to pull through.
“We’ve got a fantastic crew, and they’re the reason we were able to make it to the big show and deliver.
“We didn’t have a flawless performance, but we still managed to win a medal.
Even though he was the only one of the Rio players to join the team after the Olympics, Lansiquot understood how stressful the substitutions could be.
What did she say? “After that close of a transition, I’m sad to say that everyone watching probably had a heart attack, especially my grandma and grandpa.
“The most essential thing is that we have the trust and chemistry within ourselves, and that is to be expected at a Championships where such things do happen.
“We had confidence in our ability to win the round and earn a medal.
“Simply put, I’m quite pleased with myself. My first Olympic medal is just the beginning of a long and successful career. I’m over the moon.”
When Asher-Smith failed to win a medal in the individual competitions, she still came through for her team.
Quote from Asher-Smith “There were a lot of people, so I decided to go.
“Since the curve is something I take into the bend fairly effortlessly, I roll into Daryll like a train and am widely regarded as one of the best bend runners in the world.
To paraphrase what Neita said: “All I cared about was helping the team out as much as possible while keeping my cool and waited for Dina to approach me.
“In 2016, my team and I earned a bronze medal, so I was confident we could do it again.
I’m very pleased with how hard everyone has worked, because now we can do anything.