Record-breakers. Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, and anchor Carmelita Jeter of Team USA took down a 27-year-old world record on their way to an Olympic gold medal in the 4 x 100m relay final. They clocked in at 40.82s, over half a second faster than the 41.37s record set by East Germany back in 1985.
Tianna Madison of the USA competes during the Women’s 60 Metres Final at the Aviva Grand Prix athletics meeting in the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on February 18, 2012. (via Photo from Getty Images)
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, center, crosses the finish line ahead of United States’ Tianna Madison, left, and Germany’s Tatjana Pinto in a women’s 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.
Tianna Madison (left) Shalonda Solomon (center) and LaShaunte'a Moore (right) run in the womens 100 meter semi-final during the 2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on June 25, 2010 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Congrats @ teamtianna.tumblr.com on the gold medal world record win in the 4x100 relay (8/10/12-London Olympics)
U.S. women broke the 1985 world record of 41.37 with a time of 40.82. In bottom photo, as she crosses the finish line, anchor Carmelita Jeter points to the time clock which shows the World Record time.
An amazing girl from my hometown went to the Olympics and kicked some serious ass. Our hometown doesn’t have a fantastic reputation, but Tianna Madison serves as an inspiration to every child who lives there. She makes me proud that my nephew will attend the same school as her and grow up under her great influence. Tianna, I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are so very proud of you.