US win 4x400m relay as Team GB miss out on medal after finishing fifth
Saturday 11 August 2012
The United States won the women's 4x400 metres relay by some distance at the London Olympics to give Allyson Felix her third gold medal of the Games.
Felix, who won the 200 metres individual title and was part of the 4x100m team that smashed the 27-year-old world record on Friday, ran the second leg as the Americans crossed the line first for the sixth successive Olympics.
There was to be no world record in the one-lap relay with Sanya Richards-Ross, the individual 400 metres champion, crossing the line in three minutes 16.87 seconds, outside the mark of 3:15.17 set by the Soviet Union at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Russia finished second for silver in 3:20.23 and the bronze went to Jamaica who ran 3:20.95.
Team GB were always up against it after starting in lane nine, and in the end finished fifth.
Newcaslte vs Everton: Latest news and score plus the rest of today's Premier League action, including Manchester United and Chelsea reaction
Manchester United injury news: Angel Di Maria unlikely to face Spurs as Marouane Fellaini's 'mystery illness' turns out to be rib injury
Manchester City team news: Manuel Pellegrini hopes to have Vincent Kompany back for Burnley visit but hopes not to risk Stevan Jovetic
Arsenal transfer news: William Carvalho to be subject of £20m bid
Neil Warnock sacked: Tim Sherwood fits role for Crystal Palace
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 Game of Thrones is most-pirated TV show of 2014
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk