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GB win 4x100m relay gold as Bolt pulls up injured – highlights & report

GB win 4x100m relay gold as Bolt pulls up injured – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain's men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race.On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah's own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years.But with the young GB women's sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just as it had at the 2012 Olympics.Never before has a British team won a world sprint gold, but the quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran a near-perfect race to hold off the fancied US team, with Japan taking bronze as Bolt collapse...
Van Niekerk storms to 400m gold – highlights & report

Van Niekerk storms to 400m gold – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device World Athletics Championships on the BBCVenue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 AugustCoverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for timesWayde van Niekerk stormed to the first part of his golden double as he defended his world 400 metres title with a dominant display.With one of his main rivals Isaac Makwala absent after being excluded controversially on medical grounds, Olympic champion and world record holder Van Niekerk left the rest of the field in his wake, underlining his status as the sport's new superstar in the post-Bolt world.The South African's time of 43.98 seconds was almost a second down on the astonis...
Bowie wins 100m gold in thrilling final – video & report

Bowie wins 100m gold in thrilling final – video & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device World Athletics Championships on the BBCVenue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 AugustCoverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for timesUSA's Tori Bowie stormed to World Championships 100m gold from Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Dafne Schippers as Olympic champion Elaine Thompson was left empty-handed.A night after American Justin Gatlin shocked Usain Bolt in the men's final, Bowie went one better than a year ago in Rio as her perfect dip on the line nicked the race from Ta Lou by one-hundredth of a second.Jamaican favourite Thompson, who had looked peerless in winning her semi-final earlier in the evening, had a start ev...
Gold loses lustre post GST rollout

Gold loses lustre post GST rollout

Finance
Premium on gold has disappeared since the beginning of this month even as banks and nominated agencies are importing the precious metal in limited quantities, indicating that jewellers have unsold gold with them and demand has slowed since the GST regime was rolled out on July 1. In the last week of June, dealers were charging a premium of up to $ 10 an ounce over official domestic prices, the highest since the middle of November 2016. There are three reasons for the disappearance of premium on gold, said industry executives. First, rural demand has fallen to less than half as kharif sowing has picked up across India with the onset of monsoon. Second, in urban India there are few buyers of jewellery now as the wedding season is yet to arrive. Investment demand for gold in urban India i...
Nominated banks not taking fresh orders for gold imports till GST clarity emerges on July 1

Nominated banks not taking fresh orders for gold imports till GST clarity emerges on July 1

Finance
MUMBAI: The $ 5 an ounce discount in the gold market has reduced sharply as bullion banks have stopped importing on consignment basis until clarity emerges on GST treatment over such imports, claimed a Kolkata based bullion dealer. "Banks prefer to wait and see until after July 1 when GST kicks in," said Harshad Ajmera, Kolkata based bullion dealer. "Till then they are not taking any fresh orders." Banks have represented "issues" that "merit clarity" through various industry bodies like India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA) to the government, said Shekhar Bhandari, business head , global transactions banking and precious metals, Kotak Mahindra Bank . However, temporary stoppage of fresh imports has not created a supply crunch as the monsoon season is traditionally a low dem...