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TROWBRIDGE'S Danny Talbot became a world champion tonight as Great Britain's men's 4x100m relay quartet claimed a stunning gold medal at the World Championships in London.

Amid chaotic scenes at London Stadium Great Britain delivered a shock victory as Usain Bolt's glorious career ended in injury and agony.

The British quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake pipped the United States to gold in a world-leading 37.47 seconds - also a new European record - but only after Bolt had pulled up on his anchor leg and collapsed to the track.

The USA took silver in 37.52secs and Japan the bronze.

Talbot bowed out of the individual 200m at the semi final stage on Wednesday and was also part of the Great Britain quartet that failed to get the baton round in the 4x100m relay at the London 2012 Olympics.

But after tonight's triumph, he said: "2012 didn't go our way and we have been working hard since then. It's a massive team effort and we win as a team and lose as a team. We are world champions at home. We will never get this feeling again.''

At the previous three Worlds Britain's men have failed to get the baton round, with teammates turning on each other in the wake of their failure in Beijing two years ago.

But Talbot, the oldest in a young team at 26, added: "I would take all those bad times again for this one night, becoming world champions in our home country.

“I think the public have probably heard enough about us being the best generation of sprinting, with no results. So it’s nice we came here in front of our home crowd and did exactly what we thought we could.

“We had so much self-belief, we didn’t come here to just get on the podium, we came to win and that’s what we did. The time was a bonus, that wasn’t a focus of ours. Everything just came in to place tonight and we’re so happy.”

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