Felix Anchors USA 4x400m Relay To Gold Medal In Rio|
Aug. 20, 2016
Allyson Felix earned her ninth career medal as she anchored USA to an impressive 4x400m relay victory at the 2016 Olympics held at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today (Aug. 20). USC athletes have now earned 18 medals, including eight gold, at the Rio Games.
Felix (USC 2008) ran the final leg for USA's 4x400m relay which won the gold medal with a time of 3:19.06, 1.28 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher Brazil (3:20.34) and 6.82 seconds in front of the bronze medalist Great Britain (3:25.88). It was the sixth consecutive win in the event for the USA women and it was the fastest time in the world since the U.S. won the gold medal in 2012.
Felix picked up her ninth career Olympic medal and sixth gold medal, the most by any U.S. woman in track and field. The nine medals ties Merlene Ottey (Jamaica & Slovenia) for the most medals all-time by a women's track and field athlete. Felix joined swimmers Jenny Thompson and Amy Van Dyken as the only U.S. women with at least six gold medals. Felix is the USC career leader in total medals and gold medals.
USC won nine medals in track and field, its most ever in a single Olympic Games, topping the eight it earned at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics.
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