U.S. Track Team Wins Bronze in First-Ever Olympic 4x400m Mixed Relay

Patrick Grzegorzewicz of Poland celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4 x 400-meter mixed relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A tragedy to triumph on the track.

One day after their ability to participate in the 4x400m mixed relay was left in question, the U.S. track team proved victorious on Saturday, securing the bronze medal. The U.S. finished with a time of 3:10.22 behind the Dominican Republic with the silver, and Poland, who won gold while setting an Olympic record.

Team USA was made up of Trevor Stewart, Kendall Ellis, Vernon Norwood and Kaylin Whitney.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Lindsay Kimble