Japan has won the bronze medal in the men's 4-by-100-meter relay in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, setting a new Japan record.
In the final of the race on Saturday, the Japanese sprinters finished with a time of 37.43 seconds, shaving 0.17 seconds off the previous national record.
This is Japan's second consecutive podium finish in the world championships. It gained a bronze in the previous competition.
Japan advanced to the final after marking the third-best time among all squads in the qualifiers.
The Japanese squad in the final consisted of Shuhei Tada, Kirara Shiraishi, Yoshihide Kiryu and Abdul Hakim Sani Brown.
Tada got off to a good start. Shiraishi passed the baton to Kiryu after putting in a strong performance.
Kiryu passed it to anchor Sani Brown, who briefly threatened to overtake the British runner before finishing third.
The US team won the gold with a time of 37.10, while the British quartet took the silver with a time of 37.36.
It was the first time since 2007 that the US clinched the gold medal in the relay event at the world championships.