ANOTHER GOLD FOR THE US 4X400 TEAM!! 1.5 SECONDS OFF WORLD RECORD!!
Gold - USA 3:16.88
Silver - Russia 3:20.23
Bronze - Jamaica 3:20.95
The US 4x400 team is at it again! After a great first leg by Deedee Trotter who gave the team a 10 meter lead, the gold was all about the United States. Trotter handed off the Allyson Felix who not only maintained the lead by also widended the gap in a blazing 48.85 400! Felix gave the paton to Francena McCorory who also maintained the gap and split a 49.95 to hand off to the anchor, the great Sanya Richards-Ross who brought the team into the line in an almost world record time of 3:16.88. This was Richards-Ross's 3rd consecutive gold medal in the women's 4x400 relay!
USA GETS WORLD RECORD IN 4X100!!!!
The United States relay team of Madison, Felix, Knight, and Jeter smashed the previous world record of 41.37 to run a blazing 40.82 to kill the old record time by 0.55 for a near perfect race!! Jamaica followed in 2nd place but couldn't touch the Americans who were brought to the line by 100m silver medalist Carmelita Jeter against Jamaica's Kerron Stewart. Jamaica ran a national record time of 41.44 along with Ukraine who also ran a national record for bronze in 42.04!
Women's 4x400 Semi-Final Live Updates:
Heat 1 - Heat 1 was more of a battle for 2nd and 3rd as first place was established early by Jamaica, bronze medalists in Beijing, who led almost the entire relay. Ukraine, Nigeria, and France ended up battling it out for the final two relay spots as the final lap was left to a kick between anchor legs. It was Ukraine and France, who had a very strong 3rd leg to push the team into the top 3. Jamaica came through the line in a new season's best time of 3:25.13 to win and was followed by Ukraine (3:25.90) and France (3:35.94) on the inside lane to advance to the final.
Potential Time Qualifiers: Nigeria (3:26.29)
Heat 2 - Heat 2 was a battle from the gun between Russia and the US team as the two relays teams were upfront and together from the 2nd leg. Russia led until the end of the 3rd leg as the US edged ahead and into the lead heading into the final leg. Deedee Trotter of the US brought the Americans into the finish ahead of Russia in a qualifying time of 3:22.09. Russia followed in a season's best of 3:23.11 along with Great Britain who also had a season's best of 3:25.05.
Official Time Qualifiers: Czech Republic (3:26.20), Nigeria (3:26.29)