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USA wins Men’s 4x400-meter relay final in 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Team USA’s men’s 4x400-meter relay squad almost broke the world record on Saturday in Tokyo.

USA’s Bryce Deadmon during the Men’s 4 x 400m Relay at the Olympic Stadium on the fifteenth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images

In the final track and field event on Saturday night in the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the men’s 4x400-meter relay was looking to leave its mark on the games. Heading into the last team event on Day 15, the United States were the favorites to win the gold medal after their performance in their Round 1 heat.

The US qualified for Saturday night’s final with a time of 2:57.77. However, they would have some competition from Poland, who won their Round 1 heat with a time of 2:58.55. But the USA did not have no problems in the final, cruising to a gold medal with a fantastic time of 2:55.70.

The US men’s 4x400-meter relay team, which featured 400-meter hurdles silver medalist Rai Benjamin fell short of the Olympic record, which was set by the United States in 2008 (2:55.39). The silver medal went to the Netherlands, who ran 2:57.18 in Saturday’s final, which was a national record. Finally, Botswana captured the bronze medal with a time of 2:57.27.