U.S. women's 4x100-meter relay members Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, photo courtesy US Presswire
LONDON (AP) - Carmelita Jeter crossed the finish line pointing the baton at the clock showing a world record of 40.82 seconds Friday night as the United States won the women's Olympic 4x100-meter relay for the first time since 1996.
Tianna Madison, 200-meter champion Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight gave the U.S. a big lead heading into the anchor leg by Jeter, the 100 silver medalist.
Their time smashed the old record of 41.37 by East Germany in 1985.
The Associated Press