VIDEO: American Comedian Leslie Jones’ Reaction To USA’s Relay Victory

Published 08/12/2021, 12:57 PM EDT


What an epic reaction by the American comedian to the USA’s relay team as they perform during the Tokyo Olympics!

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Taking part in 4×100 meters brought no luck to these athletes. However, the men’s relay team sailing from the United States of America won their first gold medal in the 4×400 meters race this Saturday. Despite cutthroat competition, the Americans won by a remarkable margin. The Netherlands bagged the silver medal with a national record time of 2:57.18 and Botswana swept the bronze medal.

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Comedian, Leslie Jones, reacts to the relay team

Annette “Leslie” Jones is an American comedian and actress. She used to be a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live between the years of 2014 to 2019. She has been a featured performer at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival. Lately, she has been sharing her hilarious thoughts and commentary on Twitter. Indeed, her content has gone viral!

As the unofficial host of the 2021 Olympic Games, she is back with a blast! After sharing her hilarious commentary for Team USA during the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Winter Olympics, Jones is back on Twitter to share some thoughts about the 2021 Olympic games. Indeed, her content has gone viral!

If you got a white headband on, you serious. Let’s go, man!”

USA’s 4x400m men’s relay team performance at Tokyo Olympics

After losing the gold medal across all track events leading into Saturday, the U.S. men’s team dominated in the 4×400 meter relay’s final heat, making it into the top spot on the podium.

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The U.S. team comprised Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Rai Benjamin. Early in the relay, they were successful in taking the lead. They performed with an incredible timing of 2:55.70. Perhaps this was the season’s best-ever timing for this team!

The team members’ reaction to their performance at the Tokyo Olympics

While speaking to the news reporter, Benjamin shared his thoughts about his experience in Tokyo. “Track and field — this sport — is very unforgiving. It’s just amazing to come out here and win a gold medal, considering what the banter was back home,” Benjamin said. “Especially given our team is young and a lot of people don’t understand that.

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He also expressed how not being able to achieve the first position in the 4×100 metre relay motivated them further to perform their best for this event. “There was no pressure to go out there and do anything out of the ordinary — anything we haven’t done before,” he added. “It was just: go out and execute our own race and bring it home.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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