Congrats goes out to the United States women’s Olympic 4 x 100m relay team who set a new world record and brought home the gold.
The ladies set the record by running an astonishing 40.82 secs that broke the 27 year-old record held by East Germany in 1985, also defeating arch-rivals Jamaica who took home the silver.
Carmelita Jeter, who previously won silver in the 100 meter and bronze in the 200 meter, anchored the team to gold as she dusted the competition in the final stretch, screaming for joy as she crossed the line.
Aside from Jeter, the relay team also included Allyson Felix, who won her second gold, Tianna Madison and Bianca Knight.
It was the US first Olympic gold in the event since the 1996 Atlanta Games and their first medal in 12 years.
It was an overall fantastic performance by these young ladies. We offer our congratulations to these world record holding athletes!