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American Women Run Away with Gold in the4x100-Meters.

By: Crystal Ge

American Men Settle for Silver. In the crowd all

seemed to be holding their breath as the U.S. Men’s relay

team of Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles, Elijah Hall and

Marvin Bracy passed the baton, seemingly anticipating

mistakes that have become notorious for American men’s

relay teams.

The race began smoothly for the U.S. until the final

handoff. Then, Hall struggled to hand the baton to anchor

leg Bracy, and Hall fell over after making the pass,

costing the team worthwhile time that Canada gained on

to win the gold. Andre De Grasse of Canada held off Bracy

had dashed through the finish line with his hand

up in the air.

The second-place finish was disappointing particularly

because it came moments after the U.S. women’s 4x100

relay sent the crowd into a frenzy. The team of Melissa

Jefferson, Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini, and Twanisha

Terry got the baton around the track without one single

hiccup in 41.14 seconds, for the third best time ever!

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