US win sixth women’s 4x400m Olympic gold

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) The US won their sixth straight Olympic gold medal in the women’s 4x400m relay, streaking to a comfortable victory in the final here.

The US team recorded a season’s best of 3 minutes 19.06 seconds to defeat Jamaica by 1.28 seconds on Saturday. Britain claimed bronze in 3:25.88, Xinhua news agency reported.

Courtney Okolo gave the US an early lead and it was maintained for the rest of the race by Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix.

It was Felix’s third medal of these Games following her gold in the 4x100m relay and silver in the 400m.

–IANS

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