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LONDON (AP) — Carmelita Jeter of Gardena, Calif., crossed the finish line pointing the baton at the clock showing a world record of 40.82 seconds Friday night as the United States won the women's Olympic 4x100-meter relay for the first time since 1996.

Tianna Madison, 200-meter champion Allyson Felix of Los Angeles and Bianca Knight gave the U.S. a big lead heading into the anchor leg by Jeter, the 100 silver medalist.

Their time smashed the old record of 41.37 by East Germany in 1985.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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