Tokyo Olympics: Worksop and Team GB sprinter Lee Thompson misses out on men's 4x400m final

Worksop sprinter Lee Thompson has failed to reach the final of the Men’s 4x400m relay at the Tokyo Games.

By Sam Jackson
Friday, 6th August 2021, 4:17 pm

Sheffield & Dearne AC member Thompson, aged 24, was part of the Great Britain team, which also included Cameron Chalmers, Joseph Brier and Michael Ohioze, that finished sixth in today’s heats.

The team finished with a season’s best time of 3:03.29.

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Sheffield sprinter Lee Thompson in the mixed 4x400m relay heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

All five teams ahead of the the British finished in under three minutes, with USA, Botswana and Trinidad and Tobago automatically qualifying for the final.

Thompson, an accountant, ran a personal best split time of 45.42 seconds in the mixed 4x400m semi-final last week, having previously anchored Team GB to bronze at the European Indoor Championships in March.

He was replaced by teammate Niclas Baker for the final.