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Adam Gemili: Losing out on bronze is 'heartbreaking'

British sprinter Adam Gelili has tweeted about his team being disqualified from the 4x100m relay at the World Athletic Championships in Moscow today:

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Thank you all for the messages of encouragement. To be so close to receieving a medal and have it taken away is heartbreaking

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As a team we will pick ourselves up and carry on until we get it right. Onwards and upwards!

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BIg up to the GB 4x100m women on receiving the news for bronze. Extremely proud! Just a shame they don't get their moment on the podium

Read: Adam Gemili fifth in 200m World Championship final

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Gemili goes for glory

Adam Gemili is going for World Championship glory tonight, just 18 months after swapping football for a career in sprinting. Only 19, the former Dagenham and Redridge defender will line up in the 200 metres final next to world record holder Usain Bolt in Moscow.

Great Britain's Adam Gemili on the way to winning his 200 metre heat at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow
Great Britain's Adam Gemili on the way to winning his 200 metre heat at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Gemili goes into the race fresh from a remarkable day in which he became only the second Briton ever to break the 20-second barrier.

Having headed to Russia with a personal best of 20.30 secs, he lowered that to 20.17s before producing a 19.98s semi-final sprint - a time quicker than that managed by Bolt yesterday.

Adam Gemili dips on the line to win his 200 metre semi final
Adam Gemili dips on the line to win his 200 metre semi final Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Gemili storms into 200m final

Adam Gemili is now a favourite for Saturday's 200m final at the World Championships Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Adam Gemili has stormed into Saturday's 200m final by winning his semi-final in 19.98. He's only the second Briton to run sub-20 seconds in the 200m, along with John Regis, who holds the British record at 19.87.

Gemili and Shakes-Drayton impress at Anniversary Games

Adam Gemili (left) narrowly beat his London rival Harry Harry Aikines-Aryeetey in the 100m B final. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

19-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili saw off his British rivals in the men's 100m B race at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. He won with his fastest time of the season, 10.16 seconds.

Perri Shakes-Drayton set a personal best time of 53.67 seconds in the women's 400m hurdles. She came second behind the Czech athlete Zuzana Hejnova.

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World first: Olympic sprinter races against a robot

Adam Gemili shakes 'hands' with the robot before the race begins

London sprinter Adam Gemili had his first race of the season this morning. But, he was up against some very unusual opposition in the form of a robot.

The 19-year-old is using the robot to test his speed against and says racing against the 'mechanical man' is exciting.

Adam says running against the robot it exciting and a great way to train

Adam only made the transition from professional footballer to Olympic sprinter last year when he made his debut at London 2012 Games.

Disappointment for Gemili in relay

Great Britain's Adam Gemili shows his dejection after Grest Britain are disqualified from the 4 x 100 relay.
Great Britain's Adam Gemili shows his dejection after Grest Britain are disqualified from the 4 x 100 relay. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

There was huge disappointment for Dartford's Adam Gemili tonight as a baton changeover mistake cost Team GB a place in the 4x100m final.

Britain were disqualified when anchor leg runner Gemili set off too early as he was about to take the baton from Danny Talbot, 21.

The 18-year-old slowed down dramatically, but the changeover still occurred outside the designated zone.

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