On Friday, Elyria native Tianna Madison and her Team USA teammates set a new world record in the Women's 4x100-meter relay race finishing with a time of 40.82 to earn the United States another gold medal in Track & Field.
In addition to Madison, the world record relay team was composed of Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelia Jeter.
American Women run away with the 4x100 relay in a new world record 40.82.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 10, 2012
The mark of 40.82 beat the previous record held by the East Germans by .55.
27 year old world record and 30 year old Olympic record (per BBC) smashed by the Women's 4x100 team.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 10, 2012
Jamaica finished with a time of 41.41 to earn with silver medal, while Ukraine recorded a time of 42.04 for the bronze.