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USA wins gold in women’s 4x400-relay at 2021 Olympics, Allyson Felix sets all-time medal record

Team USA was dominant in winning the 4x400-meter gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu of Team United States celebrate winning the gold medal in the Women’ s 4 x 400m Relay Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

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.