Team GB women reach 4x400m relay final

10 August 2012 / 20:27

Team GB's women's 4x400 metres relay team booked their place in Saturday's final by finishing a comfortable third in their heat.

The quartet of Shana Cox, Lee McConnell, Eilidh Child and Christine Ohuruogu, the individual silver medallist, clocked three minutes 25.05 seconds.

The British athletes, who are the reigning world indoor champions, finished behind heat winners the United States and Russia.

The hosts will fancy their medal chances, with Ohuruogu especially looking like she had more in the tank and Perri Shakes-Drayton to come in.

Ohuruogu said: "We are a good team so we knew we were going to get through. I've recovered from the individual, I had four days so it's loads of time."

Child added: "It was just a case of getting it round safely and securing that spot for tomorrow. So job done really."

Cox, who ran the first leg, said: "I was happy with it, just trying to put myself in a good position for Lee and the rest of the team."

McConnell added: "There was a little bit of barging going into the bend but it was good fun, I held my position so I can't complain."