Watch Lauryn Williams bring home the baton for Team USA in the prelims of the 4x100m on Thursday. The squad recorded a near-record time to help advance to the finals.
GOLD MEDAL. Team USA, anchored by Lauryn Williams in yesterday’s prelims, wins gold in the 4x100m relay.
Relay Redemption: Williams finishes blazing prelim run
by J. Brady McCollough/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The exposure for women in sports has never been greater,” U.S. women’s track coach Amy Deem said. “Those that are competing in London have had the advantages of growing up with female athletes that they can identify with.”
Anchored by Lauryn Williams, Team USA put up a blazing time to win its heat in the prelims of the 4x100m relay.
Competing in the 10m platform, diver Brittany Viola wrapped up her first appearance at the Olympics with a 15th-place finish in the semifinals.
Brittany Viola placed 14th in the prelims to advance to the semifinals in her Olympic debut.
T’erea Brown recorded a sixth-place finish in the finals of the 400m hurdles. “Thank you to everyone for all of the love I have received on this journey…we still got some more meets left before I shut it down,” she wrote on twitter.
Congrats to Murielle Ahoure on making the finals of two events at the Olympics. The sprinter placed sixth (22.57) in the 200m dash today.