Ireland take sixth in 4x400m final at world championships as USA win gold after Dutch slip

Alexis Holmes of the U.S. crosses the line to win the final as Netherlands’ Femke Bol falls.

The Irish mixed 4x400m team of Jack Raftery, Sophie Becker, Chris O’Donnell and Sharlene Mawdsley finished sixth in the world final in Budapest, clocking 3:14.13. The race was won in dramatic fashion by USA, who overhauled the Netherlands in the final metres, with Dutch star Femke Bol falling just before the line, dropping the baton and missing out on silver as a result.

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