Entertainment Sports Team USA Wins Bronze Medal in First-Ever Olympic 4x400m Mixed Track Relay After an initial disqualification in the event, the reinstated U.S. team took bronze By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 31, 2021 08:57 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Team USA competes in the mixed 4x400m relay. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images A tragedy to triumph on the track. One day after their ability to participate in the 4x400m mixed relay was left in question, the U.S. track team proved victorious on Saturday, securing the bronze medal. The U.S. finished with a time of 3:10.22 behind the Dominican Republic with the silver, and Poland, who won gold while setting an Olympic record. Team USA was made up of Trevor Stewart, Kendall Ellis, Vernon Norwood and Kaylin Whitney. Nike Says 'Revolutionary' New Tech Will Set Track and Field Athletes Up for Success at Olympics Team USA competes in the mixed 4x400m relay. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images On Friday, Team USA's mixed relay squad was initially disqualified because Elija Godwin and Lynna Irby passed the baton outside of the designated passing zone. They had come in first in preliminary heats. (The relay participant roster is allowed to change between rounds.) Early Saturday, USATF tweeted that the U.S. team's appeal in the disqualification was granted and they were allowed back in the final. Pole Vaulter Sandi Morris on Her Romance with Husband and Fellow Olympian Tyrone Smith Though the mixed relay event had been on the schedule at World Athletics Championships, this is the first time the event has been run at a Summer Olympic Games. To learn more about Team USA, visit TeamUSA.org. Watch the Tokyo Olympics now on NBC.