Kong Lingwei (fourth left) and Ge Manqi (third left) fail to pass the baton in the 4x100m relay final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Xinhua

China’s ‘calamitous’ women’s World Championship 4x100m relay ends in embarrassment after baton handover farce

  • First women’s 4x100m final in 22 years ends in tears and disqualification in Doha
  • Despite being praised for going back and finishing the race, team miss out on Olympic spot next summer
Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Kong Lingwei (fourth left) and Ge Manqi (third left) fail to pass the baton in the 4x100m relay final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Xinhua
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Gong Lijiao wins gold at the 2017 World Championships in London and is well fancied to repeat that in Doha. Photo: Xinhua

IAAF World Athletics Championships: five Chinese track & field prospects to watch in Doha

  • China has a number of top medal prospects out in Qatar
  • The event will be used to see where China sizes up against global rivals 12 months out from the Tokyo Olympics
Topic |   IAAF World Athletics Championships

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Gong Lijiao wins gold at the 2017 World Championships in London and is well fancied to repeat that in Doha. Photo: Xinhua
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