Olympic Roundup - Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008
Aug. 23, 2008
Track & Field
The U.S. came from behind to win the race when anchor Sanya Richards caught and passed her Russian counterpart in the final 50 meters. Also running on the U.S. team were Allyson Felix, who is coached by UCLA volunteer assistant coach Bobby Kersee, and Mary Wineberg.
This is Henderson's second consecutive Olympic gold medal; she won gold with the 4x400m relay in Athens in 2004.
"It's an amazing feeling to win a gold medal," Henderson said. "It was really touch-and-go there for a while. Thankfully, Sanya ran a great anchor leg and brought us back to win the gold."
Note: Jillian Ellis, Guy Baker and Bob Alejo coached teams to medals. Ellis was an assistant coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. women's soccer team. Guy Baker was the head coach of the silver medal-winning U.S. women's water polo team. Alejo was the coach of beach volleyball gold medalists Todd Rogers/Phil Dalhausser. In addition, Jeanette Bolden is the head coach of the U.S. women's track and field team. Coaches are not awarded medals at the Olympic Games.
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