Richards' surge on anchor leg lifts U.S. women; Wariner leads men

Updated: August 23, 2008, 4:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Sanya Richards clutched this medal, stared at it, smiled at it. A few feet away, Allyson Felix did the same.

These weren't their first prizes of the 2008 Olympics.

But these were the medals the Americans wanted.

Gold. Elusive gold.

Producing precisely the type of superb runs they couldn't muster in their individual events, Felix and Richards helped deliver one of two U.S. victories in the 1,600-meter relays Saturday night, allowing ...

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