USA Track & Field National News

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- A continuation of Team USA’s stunning distance success teamed with traditional relay dominance Saturday night at Olympic Stadium as Matthew Centrowitz and the 4x400m relays won from the front. Paul Chelimo of the U.S. Army, meanwhile, won a silver medal in the 5000m, briefly lost it, then had it restored. By the end of the night, Team USA had pushed its medal total to 31, and Allyson Felix earned her ninth, tying her as the most-decorated female track athlete in Olympic history.
INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. Olympic Team captain, Michelle Carter, is the first USATF Athlete of the Week of the Olympic Games, earning the honor after her gold medal performance in the women’s shot put.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 8
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- The U.S. women’s 4x100m relay turned an unprecedented opportunity into unprecedented success Friday evening, running the second-fastest time in history from lane one to demolish all challengers in 41.01. With the relay win, Allyson Felix became the first woman in Olympic track and field history with five gold medals; Tianna Bartoletta won her second gold of these Games; and Tori Bowie hit for the cycle to complete a gold, silver and bronze medal collection. Team USA’s medal tally thus far in Rio stands at 27.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 7
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- An almost perfect race gave Kerron Clement (La Porte, Texas) his first Olympic 400m hurdles gold, while the 4x100m relays, women’s high jump and men’s shot put qualifying kicked off the action Thursday morning at Olympic Stadium.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Thursday evening at Olympic Stadium, track fans witnessed something never before seen in Olympic competition: a relay team running a solo time trial, in an attempt to make a final.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Two Olympic records and five medals, three of them gold, helped Team USA pull ever farther away from the rest of the medal table Thursday at Olympic Stadium. The U.S. now has 25 total medals, including nine golds, and has almost triple the next highest nation in the points standings. With 15 finals remaining in Rio, Team USA has already matched its gold-medal haul from London.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Team USA 5,000-meter runner Abbey D’Agostino (Topsfield, Massachusetts) has suffered season-ending knee injuries and will not compete in Friday’s Olympic final.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 6
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