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Felix most decorated in U.S. track with relay gold

The U.S. women’s team dominated the 4×400-meter relay to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, giving Allyson Felix the most medals for any American track athlete ever.

Felix ran the second leg along with Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu to finish in 3 minutes, 16.85 seconds and win by nearly 4 seconds over Poland (3:20.53). Jamaica (3:21.24) took bronze.

Minutes later, the U.S. men also claimed gold in the 4×400 relay, with the Netherlands taking silver and Botswana winning bronze.

Felix’s 11th career Olympic medal broke a tie with Carl Lewis for the U.S. record. Paavo Nurmi of Finland holds the world mark with 12 medals from 1920 to 1928.

Felix won bronze in the 400 meters on Friday. Of her 11 medals, seven are gold.

The win came on McLaughlin’s 22nd birthday and gave her another gold to go with the one she captured when she set a world record (51.46) in the 400-meter hurdles earlier in the week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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