Record-breaking women's 4x100m team at it again in Zurich

29 August 2014 / 10:00

Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium is fast turning into a happy hunting ground for British women’s relay sprinting team after they broke the national 4x100m relay record for the second time in 11 days at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting.

Earlier this month the quartet of Ashleigh Nelson, Asha Phillip, Jodie Williams and Desiree Henry broke the 34-year-old record when they crossed the line in 42.24 seconds to take gold at the European Championships in the same venue.

And they were at it again at the penultimate IAAF Diamond League meeting of the 2014 season, this time with Anyika Onuora replacing Williams, as they beat Jamaica and the USA in a time of 42.21 seconds.

“It's amazing,” said Nelson, who finished 6th in the individual 100m earlier in the evening. “The girls are amazing. Just amazing."

Elsewhere European champion James Dasaolu took British bragging rights in the 100m, crossing the line in 10.06 seconds to take third behind Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole and Michael Rodgers.

Adam Gemili and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey were fifth and eighth respectively while Chijindu Ujah won the B race in 10.16 seconds.

European gold medallist Martyn Rooney had to settle for fourth in the 400m in 45.10 seconds while Tiffany Porter, also winner of a European title in Zurich earlier this month, was third in the 100m hurdles.

While new British outdoor high jump record holder Isobel Pooley was sixth in the high jump, James Ellington eighth in the 200m and Andy Vernon 18th in the 5000m.

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