Nearly out of event, US earns bronze in 4×400 mixed relay
TOKYO (AP) — The American lineup for the 4×400 mixed relay was rather unexpected. There was no Allyson Felix on the track.
Although one of the favorites, the U.S. settled for a bronze medal. Given their whirlwind of emotions following a disqualification in the opening round for an exchange, an appeal, and a late-night reinstatement into the final, any medal was cause for celebration.
The United States wound up behind gold medal-winning Poland and runner-up Dominican Republic as the mixed relay made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.