Team USA won gold on Saturday morning in the women’s 4x400-meter relay, and in doing so helped Allyson Felix set an American record. USA won with a time of 3:16.85. The Americans had run a 3:20:83 qualifying time and blazed past it on Saturday. They easily surpassed second-place Poland’s time of 3:20.53 and third-place Jamaica’s time of 3:21.24.
This is a great moment for the entire team, which included Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu, Sydney McLaughlin, and Allyson Felix. However, it also provided a record-setting moment for Allyson Felix. With the victory, the American runner claimed her 11th career medal in Olympic competition. This set a new record as she surpassed Carl Lewis, who she tied on Friday when she won bronze in the women’s 400-meter final.
This was not an upset for Team USA. They entered the race as huge favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. They were installed at -650 to win followed by Jamaica at +500, Poland at +1200 and Great Britain at +3500.
SIMPLY DOMINANT. @TeamUSA wins the women's 4x400m relay. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/Si2bk4OaSL— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 7, 2021