Team GB disqualified from relay

British and Northern Irish athletes have been disqualified from the 4x100m final after initially claiming bronze at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

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'Best and worst day' of James Ellington's career

British sprinter James Ellington has described winning bronze in the 4x100m relay before being disqualified as the "best and worst day" of his career.

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Best and worst day of my athletics career so far all within an hour,we deserved better.

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Thanks everyone for the support,we will be back and even better

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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Team GB disqualified over the second changeover

Great Britain has lost its bronze medal to Canada after being disqualified over the second changeover in the 4x100m relay.

Dwain Chambers crossed the line third but the change between Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and James Ellington took place outside the designated box.

Canada was then awarded third place on appeal.

"It's heart-breaking," Aikines-Aryeetey said. "We found out when we were walking to the medal presentation."

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Report: Cameron wants Mo Farah to be knighted

Mo Farah has gone on to repeat his success at the Olympics, for which David Cameron gave the thumbs up last year, at the Worlds in Russia. Credit: Max Nash/PA Archive

Prime Minister David Cameron would "warmly welcome" a knighthood for Mo Farah after the athlete became the first Briton to win both long-distance titles at the Olympic and World Championships, The Sunday Times has reported.

The newspaper quoted Mr Cameron as saying: "The Olympic and world double-double is one of the great sporting achievements. If the honours committee were to recommend Mo for a knighthood, I would warmly welcome it.”

Farah completed the set with victory in the 5,000m at the Worlds in Moscow on Friday, after which he was widely proclaimed as Britain's finest ever athlete.

Read: Farah hailed as best of British after twin triumph

British and Northern Irish medal success so far

British and Northern Irish athletes have claimed five medals in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow so far, placing them seventh overall in the medal table.

  • Mo Farah: Gold in the men's 10,000m
  • Christine Ohuruogu: Gold in the women's 400m
  • Mo Farah: Gold in the men's 5,000m
  • Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Margaret Adeoye and Christine Ohuruogu: Bronze in the women's 4x400m relay
  • Tiffany Porter: Bronze in the women's 100m hurdles

Read: Is Mo Farah the greatest British athlete of all time?

Bolt powers through to win 200m final in Moscow

Usain Bolt wins the men's World Championships 200 metres in Moscow Credit: Reuters

Usain Bolt won his second gold medal of the World Athletics Championships cruising through the finish line to win the men's 200 metres.

The 100m champion won the race in 19.66 seconds for his third straight world title in the 200m.

Read more: Usain Bolt wins gold in World Championships 100m

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