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No drama, just dominance

Updated: August 10, 2012, 8:58 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- See what happens when you hold on to the baton?

The U.S. women hadn't won the 4x100 relay since 1996 and hadn't even finished the race in the past two Olympics because they botched the baton exchange each time. This was not a problem Friday night, when they won gold in 40.82 to break a world record originally set in 1985 by the now notorious East Germans. That was so long ago, half the U.S. team hadn't even been born when the record was set.

And they beat the ...

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