Brazil is World Champion of the 4×100 Men’s Relay

The result is also historical as it is the first gold for Brazil, having conquered silver at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday morning, 12th, Brazil became world champion in the 4x100 men's relay at Yokohama Stadium in Japan.

On the same stage where the Brazilian national soccer team was champion in 2002, Rodrigo Nascimento, Derick Silva, Jorge Vides, and Paulo André made 38s05, just two hundredths less than the American quartet.

The third position was taken by Great Britain, with 38s15 time.

"It's a great joy. You have no idea what we went through to get here. We really, really deserved it. We're world champions. We're delighted, very happy indeed . . .

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