By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Aug 10, 2012 11:06 AM EDT
Eight teams competing in the women's 4x100-meter relay on Aug. 10 will try to win the gold for their countries while also attempting to take a shot at the current world record.
In 1985, East Germany clocked in at 41.37, setting the record that Team Germany, who will compete in the finals on Thursday, made as their team's national record. USA ranked in the no.1 spot in round one of the relay, which aired on Aug. 9. They finished with a time of 41.64 seconds, with Trinidad and Tobago coming in at second with a mark of 42.31.
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USA is currently the country with the most track and field medals from the 2012 Games, holding a total of 24. Jamaica comes in second place with nine medals.
There are 47 track and field medal events at the Olympics, three of which women cannot compete in - the 50-kilometer walk, the 110-meter hurdles and the decathlon.
Other teams competing in the finals are Nigeria, Ukraine, Jamaica, Brazil and the Netherlands. Watch live streaming of the game at 3:40 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC's website for the Olympic Games .
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