Wow, what an exciting race! The women’s 4×400 is always a test of speed and endurance, and the 2016 Rio Games was no exception! The team from the US, anchored by Allyson Felix, did not disappoint taking home the gold on Aug. 20. Keep reading for more on how Allyson earned her record-breaking sixth gold medal.
The American women were looking to win big in the 4×400 relay race and they did so with style and grace. They were the favorites going in and predictably cruised to another victory — which they have done every time in this Olympic event since 1992. They completely claimed victory with a time of 3:19:06, despite a strong team from Jamaica that included some amazing runners. But in the end they could not keep up with the amazing American team.
The US women had the fastest time in the preliminaries at 3:21:42 while Jamaica came in just under a second behind them with 3:22:38. The ladies from both countries have proven at these games to be the two fastest countries in the world when it comes to the track, and it was so exciting to watch them go head to head yet again.
This is the icing on the cake for the women’s track team in the relay events. On Aug. 19, Allyson Felix, 30, Tianna Bartoletta, 30, English Gardner, 24, Torie Bowie, 25 dominated the U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team taking the gold medal in the event. It helped give Allyson her fifth Olympic gold medal in track and field, making her the most decorated American woman in the sport.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the amazing race? Are you happy with who won?