USA Women Set 4×100 Record
The U.S. women’s 4x100 relay team took care of business earlier today in record fashion, destroying the world record on their way to gold in the event for the first time since 1996. The women clocked a time of 40.82, over a half of a second quicker than the 41.37 mark that stood as the benchmark since 1985.
Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison were all smiles as they draped the American flags over their backs and soaked up the moment after the race. The ladies separated early, and finished nearly a second ahead of the Jamaican team who took the silver. The bronze went to the Ukraine.
The win adds another gold to the United States total, giving them 41 thus far, four more than the Chinese.