Amy Shipley covers Olympic sports, the NFL, performance-enhancing drugs and various national-sport issues for The Post. She has covered eight Olympic Games; two World Cups; international track, figure skating and swimming world championships; and several Super Bowls, NBA Finals and World Series. She joined The Post in 1997 from The Miami Herald, where she worked for six years. She is a 1991 graduate of Princeton.
The United States tops the medal table, thanks to the dominance of its women’s athletes — 29 golds and 59 medals in all.
Jamaican men set world record in 4x100 relay, leaving U.S. in second. American women win 4x400 with ease.
Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison and Bianca Knight snap a 16-year U.S. slump and smash the 27-year-old, drug-tainted 4x100 world record.
Ashton Eaton, Trey Hardee become first Americans to finish 1-2 in Olympic decathlon since 1956.