Carl Lewis, go up. Allyson Felix is currently the most decorated American track and field athlete in Olympic history.
This was Allyson Felix’s fifth and final Olympics, and she took the lead, pushing the legend in the process.
Felix and the US Women’s 4x400m Relay team easily won the gold medal on Saturday. This was Felix’s 11th Olympic medal. Felix currently overtakes Carl Lewis, the most American in athletics. It will be her last. Felix, 35, said she might compete again after the event, but wouldn’t compete in the 2024 Olympics.
It was a big night for Americans too. After the fierce Olympics in athletics, especially in the relay, the men’s 4×400 team also won the gold medal relatively easily in the finals. It was the only men’s gold medal in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics.
Seven consecutive victories in US women’s basketball
After a tight first half with Japan, the United States withdrew late Saturday night (Sunday morning in Tokyo), winning seven consecutive Olympic gold medals and defeating host Japan 90-75.
It was also the fifth Olympic gold medal for both Sue Bird and Diana Torashi, for the most basketball players in history. Bird, who turns 41 in October, said this would be her last Olympics.
US Women Easily Win Third Water Polo Gold
It was supposed to be a gold medal contest, but it wasn’t. The US women’s water polo team defeated Spain 14-5, scoring frequently early on. This is the third consecutive title for Americans.
U.S. wins cycling gold at final event
Jennifer Valente stood up from a crash in the Omnium endpoint race and won a gold medal, winning the Olympics, which was otherwise frustrating and disappointing for American cycling.
Valente won the opening scratch race, won three sprints in the point race, performed well in the elimination race, and led eight points in the point race where points were awarded in the sprint every 10 laps.
Valente filled the lead with the first sprint and then got out of the crash with 30 laps remaining to keep up with his followers. She finished second in the final sprint and won the gold medal.
Other US medals
The US Equestrian Team won a silver medal in a team jump competition after losing a gold medal jump-off with Sweden. One of the members of the US team is Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Rae Springs, the daughter of Patty Siafa.
The American baseball team loses to Japan 2-0 in the final and brings back silver.
Kyle Snyder won the silver medal in the 97 kg category of men’s freestyle wrestling, and Sarah Hildebrand won the bronze medal in the women’s 50 kg freestyle.
Oshae Jones of the United States won the bronze medal in the women’s boxing welterweight category.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Tokyo Olympics Saturday: Allyson Felix wins 11th US record medal
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