Amer­i­cans win 30 medals at world cham­pi­onships

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LON­DON | Allyson Felix earned a se­cond gold medal on Sun­day and high­lighted the over­whelm­ing per­for­mance of the United States at the 10-day world cham­pi­onships.

In do­ing so, Felix made sure she be­came the most dec­o­rated ath­lete in the his­tory of the event — and that in­cludes Usain Bolt. Felix won gold in the 4x400me­ter re­lay a day after win­ning the same color medal in the 4x100 re­lay. She also earned a bronze medal in the 400-me­ter race to give her 16 in her ca­reer. Bolt fin­ished his ca­reer with 14.

In a world cham­pi­onship of up­sets right up to the last event, Trinidad and Tobago beat the United States in the men’s 4x400, pro­duc­ing only a lit­tle dent in an all-pow­er­ful per­for­mance.

The Amer­i­cans fin­ished with 30 medals, 10 of them gold. That was only one short of the over­all record held by East Ger­many.

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