British women suffer relay bad result as Olympic preparations suffer blow
20:50 GMT, 29 April 2012
Britain’s women’s 4 x 400 metres relay team came down to earth with a bump in their first outing together since winning the World Indoor title last month.
They finished fourth at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia with the same quartet of Shana Cox, Nicola Sanders, Christine Ohuruogu and Perri Shakes-Drayton who won the gold medal.
Worryingly for the four women, they were eclipsed by more than seven seconds by the victorious team from the United States.
Not this time: Britain's women were unable to repeat their world success