Following the U.S. women’s 4×400-meter victory on Sunday night, Team USA closed out its dominant performance at the World Athletics Championships with a record 33 total medals. Thirteen of those medals were gold.
Legendary sprinter Allyson Felix also earned her 20th career medal in the relay, as she participated in the team’s Saturday night preliminaries. She announced before the meet that this would be her final international competition.
The women’s 4×400 was started by Syndey McLaughlin, who was just two days removed from breaking the world record in the 400-meter hurdles. Her blistering third leg of Sunday’s relay gave Team USA a near-three-second runway for the anchor leg.
American highlights for the meet were also found in the men’s 100-meter and men’s 200-meter, where Team USA swept both events. The 100 was won by Fred Kerley while the 200 was won by Noah Lyles, who broke the 26-year-old American record in the process.
American men also swept the shotput, with world-record holder Ryan Crouser overcoming rival Joe Kovacs. And in the women’s 800-meter, phenom Athing Mu scored gold to defend her Olympics title as the world’s fastest mid-distance woman.