Not every Top Moment was happy for Team USA: Morgan Uceny broke down uncontrollably on the track as she tripped and fell for a second time in women’s 1500m (the previous fall was in the 2011 world championships at the same event); Team USA was also upset by the Bahamas, who snatched a gold medal in the men’s 4x400m relay – a race that also featured a gutsy and inspiring run by the Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius of South Africa.
|Rank||Top Moment (NBC ET/PT)||Description|
|1||10:28:07 PM||In the women’s 4x100m relay final, Bianca Knight passes the batton to Carmelita Jeter, who subsequently takes a massive lead to win the gold for Team USA with a new world record of 40.82s.|
|2||10:42:51 PM||In the women’s 1500m final, medal contender Morgan Uceny of USA breaks down uncontrollably in the middle of the track as she trips and falls in the final lap, thereby failing to finish the race.|
|3||11:05:40 PM||In the men’s 4x400m relay final, Ramon Miller of the Bahamas overtakes Taylor of Team USA to win the gold medal; USA finishes second for a silver. This race also features an inspiring finish to his Olympic journey by the Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius from South Africa.|
|4||09:52:58 PM||In the men’s 4x100m relay heat #1:, Trell Kimmons hands over the batton to Justin Gatlin in the anchor leg. The textbook baton handoff helps Team USA maintain its lead, establishing a new national record (37.38s) and winning the heat in the process.|
|5||10:11:29 PM||In the women’s 5000m final, Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot of Kenya overtakes Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia to come in second, nabbing a silver medal in 15:04:73s. Defar Meseret of Ethiopia wins the gold at 15:04:25s and Dibaba finishes with a bronze at 15:05:15s|