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Japan captures 4x100 relay bronze; Bolt pulls up

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Japan anchor Kenji Fujimitsu, left, and Jamaican Usain Bolt, right, run in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the world championships in London on Saturday.

The Yomiuri ShimbunJapan sprinted to the bronze medal in the men’s 4x100-meter relay on Saturday in London to earn the country its first medal in the event at the world championships.

The Japan team — Shuhei Tada, Shota Iizuka, Yoshihide Kiryu and Kenji Fujimitsu — clocked 38.04 seconds.

Britain won the gold for the first time, finishing in 37.47.

Jamaica failed to win its fifth consecutive gold medal in the event as anchor Usain Bolt pulled up because of a leg injury mid-race.

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    Japan anchor Kenji Fujimitsu, second from left, takes the baton from Yoshihide Kiryu, left, in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the world championships in London on Saturday.

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    Usain Bolt pulls up lame in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the world championships in London on Saturday.

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    Japan anchor Kenji Fujimitsu, left, finishes third in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the world championships in London on Saturday.

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    Japan’s relay team celebrates after winning the bronze in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the world championships in London on Saturday. From left, Shota Iizuka, Kenji Fujimitsu, Yoshihide Kryu and Shuhei Tada.

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