Aug 23, 2008

US breaks Olympic Record at 4x400m Relay at Beijing Olmypics 2008 to lead the Athletics Medals Table.

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USA has won the 4 x 400m relay handsomely breaking the Olympic Record of 2:55:39s successfully defending the title, the race was completely dictated by the US runners right from the start, with 400m Gold medalist Leshawn establishing a slender lead at the first change,

Angelo Taylor, David Neville worked through the race and established a good lead with Belgium and Bahamas fighting out for the Silver and Wariner the silver medalist for 400m, running the last leg taking over the baton broke the Olympic Record at the event. Silver and Bronze were won by the Bahamas Runner Christopher Brown and Russia's Denis Alexeev.

The Belgium runner was in the silver position for most of the race, but in the last leg Arnaud Ghislain was overtook by the Bahamas runner and then Russia's Alexeev made a quick attempt to pass both Ghislain and Christopher Brown, but he held out to win the Silver and the Russian settled for the Bronze thus edging out Ghislain from Belgium.

America now leads the Athletic Table with a tally of 23 medals improving its overnight medals tally with seven Golds, nine Silver and seven Bronze, followed by Russia and Jamaica.

Earlier, Women's 4 x 400m team won the Gold for US in the Relay Final with the season's best timing, so overall America recovered from the sprint setbacks to now lead in the Overall Athletics medal table by regaining the formidable lead.


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