ICYMI: US Women Claims World 4x100m Gold In London
The U.S. women won the 4×100-meter relay Saturday by edging Great Britain and Jamaica for their first world championships title since 2011.
The United State Girls claim gold 41.82 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year. Great Britain thrilled the home crowd at London Stadium by placing second in 42.12, followed by two-time defending champion Jamaica, which ran without Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, in 42.19.
Felix earned a record 15th medal at the world championships in a career dating to 2005.
Felix said it “feels really special,” to be the most decorated athlete in World Championships history.
“It’s a privilege to step on this track and do what I love and I don’t take any of it for granted,” she said, “but tonight was just about this medal and running with these ladies. We just wanted to make the USA proud.”
Felix is expected to run on the 4×400-meter team on Sunday night, and could get a 16th medal.
She also won a bronze in the 400-meter. Did her gold in the relay make up for the disappointment of not defending her 400-meter title?
“Nah,” she said, shaking her head with a smile. “But it’s still very sweet.”