Allyson Felix won bronze in the women’s 400-meter finalon Friday, matching running legend Carl Lewis with 10 medals as the most decorated Olympic track and field athlete in U.S. history. Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo secured gold and Dominican Republic’s Marileidy Paulino got silver.
Felix, who was participating in hersix gold, three silver and now, one bronze. Felix can surpass Lewis if she medals with the women’s 4 x 100-meter relay final on Saturday.finished her race in 49.46 seconds, right behind Miller-Uibo ad Paulino. The 35-year-old has won
The Tokyo Games also marked her first as a mother. She interview that day, she reflected on her journey to get back on the track.with her daughter, Camry Grace, and fellow Olympian Quanera Hayes and her son, Demetrius, following her performance in the U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials in June. In an
“Today I thought about all the things,” Felix said. “I thought about us fighting in the NICU, fighting for my life…Whatever happened, I just knew all glory to the most high.”
In 2018, Felix underwent an emergency C-section and gave birth to her daughter two months early. Camryn, who Felix said only weighed three pounds at the time, then spent 29 days in the NICU. Ten months later,her 12th world championship gold medal, breaking legendary sprinter Usain Bolt’s record.