Tokyo Olympics: 10th career Olympic medal for Allyson Felix as she wins bronze in women’s 400m

American sprinter Allyson Felix has got her 10th career Olympic medal after she won bronze in women’s 400m sprint at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. she became the most decorated female Olympian ever in track and field.

Allyson Felix now has 10 medals (6 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze). This was her first-ever bronze medal in the Olympics. Felix, 35, is now become only the second American to win double-digit medals on the track. She joins Carl Lewis who was the first to reach this milestone.

Felix pushed her limits to finish in the top three of the 400m sprint. The sprinter crossed the line in just 49.46 seconds. She lost to Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas who took 48.36 seconds to complete the race (gold medal) and Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic who completed it in 49.20 seconds (silver medal).

In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Felix won three medals, which also include silver in the 400m. She gave birth to her daughter Camryn in November 2018. Less than three years after the birth of her daughter, the American sprinter won the bronze medal. Many questioned her for her fitness and many didn’t expect a medal from her, but she silenced all the questions and managed to win a medal for her country.

Allyson has said that this will be her final Olympic appearance but this may not be her last medal in the Tokyo Olympics. She could still add a medal to her tally, as she is in the 4×400m relay team.

Source The Athletic
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