Felix expands the Olympic mark to 11 medals while the outstanding US team wins the 4 × 400 meter relay
The US is ruling the women’s 4 x 400 meter relay for the seventh consecutive Olympic Games to bring Allyson Felix her 11th medal at the Games
The United States achieved their seventh straight win in the women’s 4 × 400 meter relay on Saturday, August 7th, when Allyson Felix took gold for the fourth time, increasing their Olympic medal wins to a remarkable 11.
Poland continued its impressive relay run in Tokyo and won the first 4 × 400 mixed race with excellent silver, while Jamaica, which won silver three times in a row, had to settle for bronze.
The United States could probably have fielded three teams and taken the podium, that’s how strong they are over the distance, but their “first team” was brimming with quality.
In addition to Felix, the USA went for Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad, first and second over the 400-meter hurdles and both within the old world record, and Mu Athing, winner over 800 meters.
As expected, it was an unstoppable combination, because with a time of 3: 16.85 they brought almost four seconds ahead of the Poles, who set a national record with 3: 20.53.
Felix’s 400m bronze on Friday made her the most awarded woman in the history of athletics, and that gold at her fifth Olympic Games brought her to 11th.
This put her ahead of Carl Lewis as the best American woman in overall medals and behind the Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi from the 1920s as an all-time athlete. – Rappler.com
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