Team USA hailed for bagging gold in women's 4x400m relay final: ‘Thank you ladies’

The US team consisted of Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu, and Allyson Felix


                            Team USA hailed for bagging gold in women's 4x400m relay final: ‘Thank you ladies’
Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu of Team United States celebrate winning the gold medal in the Women' s 4 x 400m Relay Final on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The US’ women’s 4x400 meters relay team bagged gold on August 7, in Saturday’s competition at the Tokyo Olympics, leaving behind Poland and Jamaica. The winning team finished the race in three minutes and 16.85 seconds, silver was taken by Poland that finished in three minutes and 20.53 seconds. Jamaica took bronze home after completing the race in three minutes and 21.24 seconds.

The US team consisted of Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu, and Allyson Felix. It was an especially poignant moment for Allyson Felix since it is the final Olympic Games of her career. People on the internet went crazy after US won gold. Praising the women’s of the team and especially Felix on Twitter, a user wrote, “USA with Allyson Felix, Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu have won #Gold in the Women’s 4x400M Relay Final Felix wins her 7th Gold Medal and is now the most decorated US T&F Athlete ever with 11 medals. Thank you for an amazing career.”

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Allyson Felix of Team United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women' s 4 x 400m Relay Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The second one tweeted, “3:16.85! That wasn't even close. Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad, and Athing Mu win #TokyoOlympics gold in the 4x400m relay. Kaylin Whitney, Wadeline Jonathas, Kendall Ellis, and Lynna Irby also win gold for getting the U.S. to the relay final.” “Thank you ladies for saving America's truck,” the third user added.



 

 



 

 



 

 

Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu of Team United States celebrate winning the gold medal in the Women' s 4 x 400m Relay Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A fan noted: “Felix can pull down the curtain, respect to this great athlete.” Another one said, “They may get the wr next time. 3 of them will likely be on the team in Paris '24.” A tweet read, “What a gorgeous race!!! Congratulations ladies!  You guys ROCK!!” Another tweet added, “GOLD FOR THE TEAM USA WOMEN’S 4X400!! 3:16.85! @GoSydGo – 49.96 @allysonfelix - 49.58 Dalilah Muhammad - 48.97 @athiiing - 48.34 Allyson Felix gets her 11th career Olympic medal and surpasses Carl Lewis fo the most by a U.S. track and field athlete!” One person hailed Felix, saying, “Take a bow @allysonfelix !! You are the GOAT!!” The second one added, “The USA women’s 4x400M relay team for the final is a literal all-star squad.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

 



 

 



 

The members of the winning team had already won individual medals in Tokyo. The 22-year-old McLaughlin not only won gold in the 400m hurdles, but she also broke world records in women’s 400-meter hurdles to win gold. The 31-year-old Muhammad also bagged silver in the 400m hurdles. While the youngest, 19-year-old Mu received gold in the 800 meters. Felix also got her tenth Olympic medal, bronze, after completing third in the women's 400m. Not just that, at 35 years and 263 days, the new mother also became the most decorated female in US track and field history.

“I don't think it has really sunk in as yet. I am very grateful for everyone. I have so much respect and admiration and I know I would not have been here without those who paved the way. I am grateful for my own journey, I love the sport and it is very special to be 35 and still doing what I love,” Felix said on Friday, August 6, before adding: “Tonight was special. I do feel like myself again and it has been a battle to that.”

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