The U.S. women’s 4x400m relay team, (L to R) Sanya Richards-Ross, Francena McCorory, Allyson Felix and DeDe Trotter brought home another gold Saturday night!
According to ESPN, finishing in 3:16:87, the team executed the run with ease. “By the time I got the stick, it was basically a victory lap,” said Olympian Richards-Ross.
Last night’s race was more than just another gold medal for Felix, it was her third gold for the 2012 Olympics. She previously won the 4x100m relay and the women’s 200m sprint. “London is very special to me. It’s unbelievable,” said Felix. “I think about how I ended in Beijing, just feeling discouraged there. Four years later to have all this happen, to really accomplish every goal that I set out, is such a blessing.”
Russia took home the silver while Jamaica earned the bronze.
The U.S. men’s 4x100m relay team tasted success last night as well, reports Yahoo Sports. The team, Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey came in second snagging the silver after Jamaica shattered the world record.
For the final leg, it was Usain Bolt against U.S. anchor Bailey. Both were running neck-and-neck when Bolt began to pull ahead to take the gold. Jamaica finished in 36.84 seconds.
Trinidad and Tabago earned the bronze after Canada was disqualified for running outside their lane.