Commonwealth Games 2022: England's women miss out on dramatic 4x400m relay gold after disqualification

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England's women missed out on a 4x400m Commonwealth relay gold which ended with a dramatic photo finish.

Victoria Ohuruogu, Jodie Williams, Ama Pipi and Jessie Knight appeared to have secured victory by a thousandth of a second ahead of Canada in the final event at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday.

But while the crowd erupted in celebration, officials were examining footage of the race and spotted a lane infringement.

Williams and Ohuruogu stepped out of their lane during the handover for the second leg.

Team England Athletics did not appeal the decision.

After reviewing the footage they said that there was an acceptance that an appeal would have had no grounds.

As a result, Canada were upgraded to the gold medal, Jamaica took silver and Team Scotland won the bronze.

It meant heartbreak for the English quartet, who went from pure elation following Knight's incredible dip on the line, to despair.

That news marked the end of day 10 of the competition.

There are 12 further medals to be won on the final day of the Games on Monday and the closing ceremony will round things off in the evening.