U.S. women's team wins sixth straight gold in 4x400-meter relay

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Allyson Felix anchored the U.S. women to gold in the 4x400-meter relay final Saturday, giving the Americans the gold in the event for the sixth straight Olympic Games.

The U.S. team of Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis and Felixled the entire race and finished in 3:19.06. Jamaica took silver in 3:20.34, and Great Britain got the bronze in 3:25.88.

Felix, who also won gold in the 4x100 relay and silver in the 400 meters, now has six career gold medals, extending her record for most golds by a female track athlete.

Her nine medals overall tie her with Jamaica's Merlene Ottey for the most among all women's track and field athletes.

Only Carl Lewis, with 10, has more overall medals among American track athletes.