Allyson Felix reacts after winning the gold medal in the women\' s 4 x 400m relay final at Tokyo 2020. - Patrick Smith/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Originally Published: 07 AUG 21 09:35 ET
Updated: 07 AUG 21 10:51 ET
By Ben Church and Hannah Ritchie, CNN
(CNN) -- Allyson Felix became the most decorated US track and field athlete in Olympics history after helping Team USA win the women's 400m sprint relay on Saturday.
It was Felix's 11th Olympic medal and her seventh gold, overtaking sprint legend Carl Lewis' haul of 10 medals. She remains one short of Finland's Paavo Nurmi all-time track and field record of 12 medals.
The US team of Felix, Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu stormed away to the win, with Poland taking home the silver with a national record and Jamaica securing the bronze.
"The first was a very, very long time ago [in Athens 2004] when everything was new," the 35-year-old Felix told reporters. "And this one everything is different but in a good way. I am so pleased it was running with these amazing women."