US Women set world record in 4 x 100 meter relay

LONDON — Before the Olympics, Carmelita Jeter wanted to make it known that her name wasn’t pronounced the same as the shortstop from the Yankees. After helping set the world record for the women’s 4 x 100m final, Jeter finally got the name recognition she was looking for.

For the first time since 1996, the Americans took gold in the 4 x 100m final, and did so in runaway fashion with Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Jeter teaming up to clock in at 40.82 seconds. The mark shattered the old record by almost half a second.