US Women Win Gold in 4×400 Relay

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American women closed a strong Olympics performance in track and field, as Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix cruised to victory in the 4×400-meter relay.

It’s the sixth consecutive gold medal for the USA in this event.

It’s the ninth total medal, and sixth gold (five in relays), for Felix, the most decorated U.S. female track and field Olympian and tied with Merlene Ottey for most overall.

“This one wasn’t an individual medal, and the great thing is I get to share it with these great friends,” Felix said. “I am so blessed.

“Track and field is such a big part of my life. In track and field, there are always bumps in the road and each one of us had a unique journey to get here, but we pushed through.”

Felix got the baton with a slight lead on Jamaica, but stretched it to about 10 meters in the final straight to finish in 3:20.04.

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SOURCE: USA Today