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Italy Win First Men’s 4×100m Olympics

Italy have won their first men’s 4×100m relay Olympics on Friday.

Gatekeepers News reports that Italy’s stunning performances at the Tokyo Olympics have earned them their first men’s 4×100 metres relay Olympics win on Friday with a national record of 37.50sec.

Italian Lamont Marcell Jacobs who won 100m individual race has, therefore, earned his second gold of the Games.

The British men were, however, able to make up for their earlier poor series of performances in the individual sprints by taking silver in 37.51sec while Canada won bronze in 37.70sec.

Britain looked like they would take an unlikely gold as they led by a metre at the final changeover.

However, the unheralded Filippo Tortu reeled in Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and sealed gold with the dip on the line.

Canadian Andre De Grasse ran a stunning anchor leg behind the British men to overhaul both Jamaica and China to add relay bronze to his 200m gold medal and 100m bronze.

A group of Italian team members seated in the stands roared out in Italian songs to celebrate the quartet.

Tortu who took the final leg of the race mounted the electronic scoring board and stood proudly on top of it, as he and his compatriots sang.

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