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sport news Britain's men's 4x100m relay team flop in the heats in Rome, with a poor final ... trends now

sport news Britain's men's 4x100m relay team flop in the heats in Rome, with a poor final ... trends now

Britain’s 4x100m relay quartet crashed out in the heats in Rome by finishing last Despite being defending champions, the final baton change cost the Brits  CJ Ujah and Richard Kilty ran together for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics

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CJ Ujah and Richard Kilty’s relay reunion ended in disaster as Britain’s 4x100m quartet crashed out in the heats in Rome.

The pair were running together for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics three years ago, when Ujah’s failed drugs cost the team a silver medal, something Kilty said he would never forgive.

But it was their performance here in the European Championships that was unforgivable, as Kilty and Romell Glave messed up their final baton change and the defending champions finished last in their heat.

‘It was horrendous,’ admitted Kilty. ‘I don’t know what happened. We should never have been running that slow.

‘That team on paper is a very, very fast team, but something clearly went wrong. It is very disappointing as we wanted to come here and win. We are capable of winning.’

Britain’s 4x100m relay quartet crashed out in the heats, despite being defending champions

Britain’s 4x100m relay quartet crashed out in the heats, despite being defending champions

Richard Kilty and Romell Glave messed up the final baton change, and finished last in the heat

Richard Kilty and Romell Glave messed up the final baton change, and finished last in the heat

Britain have won the men’s 4x100m at the last four European Championships, dating back to 2014.

They are without some of their best sprinters in Rome, with Zharnel Hughes and Jeremiah Azu pulling out on the eve of the event.

But their quartet of Ujah, Jona Efoloko, Kilty and Romell Glave – who won bronze in the individual 100m on

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