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Sportsmail’s Virtual Olympic Games: Muir and men’s sprint relay team claim gold

With Tokyo 2020 postponed until next year, Sportsmail has predicted how Team GB would have fared on each day of the Olympics had it gone ahead, using a statistical model produced by Gracenote, a Nielsen company. Here are the results from day 14…

Team GB enjoyed a golden night at the National Stadium with shock wins for Laura Muir and the men’s sprint relay team.

Muir, 27, stunned her rivals to come out on top in the 1,500m and claim her first global title — Britain’s first win in the event since Dame Kelly Holmes in 2004.

With world champion Sifan Hassan opting not to run the 1,500m, the Scot, who only came fifth in Doha last year, finished ahead of Faith Kipyegon, the Rio 2016 gold medallist from Kenya.

In doing so, Muir became the third British woman to win athletics gold at these Games following Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Her victory was swiftly followed by another gold for Great Britain in the men’s 4x100m relay.

The Team GB quartet powered past world champions USA to win the event for the first time since Athens 2004.

There was also a third medal for the Brits on day 14 as the women’s sprint team won silver behind Jamaica, giving Asher-Smith her third medal of these Games.

But there was disappointment in track cycling as Great Britain finished fourth in the women’s madison.

Team GB’s women’s football team also narrowly missed out on a medal — losing their third-place play-off to Sweden.

In the new Olympic sport of climbing, British hopeful and world bronze medallist Shauna Coxsey finished fifth.

Heading into the last weekend of action, Team GB are set to come home with their lowest medal haul since 2004.

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