Going into last night's 4x100m relay, the Japanese were 50/1 for gold. Aska Cambridge would go stride for stride with Usain Bolt for much of the final straight before the Jamaican powered away to win his third gold of the Olympics.
The Japanese would finish second, just denying the USA on the line. The Americans would later be disqualified for an illegal baton change between the first and second legs with Canada promoted to the bronze medal position.
It was exciting enough seeing the Japanese upset the odds to claim silver. The race is embellished even further by the Japanese commentary. It is superbly exuberant.
#オリンピック【陸上男子400ｍリレー決勝】山縣亮太→飯塚翔太→桐生祥秀→ケンブリッジ飛鳥とバトンを繫いだ日本チームの走り。アンカーにボルトが控える４レーン ジャマイカのすぐ隣り、５レーンを走るのが日本チームです。#Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/iRSH1CADTM
— とど兄ちゃん (@musicapiccolino) August 20, 2016