Ghosts of relays past return as Britain’s women suffer baton disaster in Munich

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  • Women’s 4x100m quartet drop baton as Germany triumph
  • Men’s team set European championship record in winning gold

Dina Asher-Smith had expected to bring the curtain down on an exceptional European championships for Britain by leading the 4x100m women to gold. Instead she was left with her hands on her hips as the ghosts of relays past came back to haunt the team.

Dropped batons used to be one of those perennial British problems, alongside late-running trains and bad food at motorway service stations.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Munich
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/21/contrasting-fortunes-for-britains-4x100m-relay-teams-in-munich-finals under the title “Ghosts of relays past return as Britain’s women suffer baton disaster in Munich”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.