Despite being edged out and hugely disappointed by her second place finish in the 400 meter race, American sprinter Sanya Richards managed to overtake the Russians and help the U.S. women win gold as the anchor of the 4X400 relay on Saturday. (Clip of the last two legs of the race is at left.) The night after her silver medal win, says Richards, "I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's hard. I worked for four years." But after Saturday's relay victory, Richards felt vindicated. "At least now I have something positive to think about. I have to say it was good," she says. We won more medals on the women's side in how many years? I'm really proud of the team and the fact we ended up on a high note".U.S. 4x400 Teams' Gold Ends Spotty Performance By American Athletes [SF Chron]