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
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!