Building the Foundation Rio202
Setting up the anchor of a relay is all about building up a lead in the previous legs, a solid foundation of the win. Phyllis Francis (USA) did just that for her countrywomen. Francis was able to extend the lead over Team Jamaica that she had been handed at the first baton pass. Team USA and Team Jamaica made it look like they were the only two teams on the track such was their lead over the rest of the field. The Americans were able to carry their lead all of the way to the end for the Gold Medal, with the Jamaicans taking the Silver. For all I know, we are still waiting for the Bronze medalist to finish.