Carmelita Jeter
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London Olympics | Track and field

Carmelita Jeter
Carmelita Jeter crosses the finish line as anchor of the U.S. 4x100 relay team after it sets a world record of 40.82 seconds. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
New world record
Team USA women’s 4x100-meter team celebrate their world record run and gold medal victory. (Morry Gash / Associated Press)
U.S. relay team
Carmelita Jeter of the United States takes the baton from Bianca Knight on the last leg of the 4x100 relay race.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Keisha Baker of the United States, right, collides with Brazil’s Jailma de Lima during the 4x400 preliminary. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Relay race
Joshua Mance of the United States starts the second leg of the 4x400 relay.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Relay ready
Jeffery Demps of the United States prepares for the start of a 4x100 relay preliminary heat. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Falling on the track
Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri leaps over a fallen Morgan Uceny of the United States during the women’s 1500-meter final. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / Associated Press)
Winners and losers
United States’ Morgan Uceny remains on the track after falling down as the winner, Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin, crosses the finish line of the women’s 1500-meter race. (Lee Jin-man / Associated Press)
Distraught runner
An emotional Morgam Unceny of the United States leaves the track after falling on the last lap in the 1,500-meter race. She did not finish.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Gold medalist
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar reacts as she crosses the finish line to win gold in the 5000-meter race. (Lee Jin-man / Associated Press)
Winner’s inspiration
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar puts a picture of the Virgin Mary on her face after winning the gold medal in the 5,000 meters race. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ethiopian medalists
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar, left, embraces compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba after competing in a women’s 5000-meter heat. In the finals Defar went on to win the gold and Dibaba the bronze. (Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press)
French gold
France’s Renaud Lavillenie carries his country’s flag after winning gold in the men’s pole vault final. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
Up and over
France’s Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar in the men’s pole vault final on his way to a gold medal and an Olympic record. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
Hammer gold
Tatyana Lysenko of Russia competes in the women’s hammer throw qualifications. She went on to win gold with an Olympic record toss.  (Bernd Thissen / EPA)
Whirling hammer
Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk won the silver medal in the women’s hammer throw final.  (Pawel Kopczynski / Associated Press)
Oscar Pistorius
South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius running on prosthetic legs takes the baton from teammate L.J. van Zyl during the men’s 4x400-meter relay. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)