Congrats are in order to Allyson Felix, who won a bronze medal in the 400-meter run, making that her 10th Olympic medal. With her 10th medal, she has made history as the most decorated woman in track and field.
According to Yahoo Sports, Allyson was previously tied with Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey, who has earned nine medals. Now she is tied with Carl Lewis as they both have the most medals by an American track and field athlete.
Allyson spoke about her historic achievement and said, “Just joy. This one is very different, and it’s very special. And it just took a lot to get here. I guess I don’t really rank [her medals] but this one is just so different. It’s my first bronze medal and it’s just, oh man, it’s hard to describe because I feel like all the other ones I was really just so focused on the performance, and this one it just is so much bigger than that.”
“All I can kind of explain it as is that I was out there running but I felt like I was a representation for so much more,” she added.
ALLYSON FELIX WINS BRONZE, GIVING HER MEDAL NO. 10
She ties Carl Lewis for the most medals won by an American track & field athlete! pic.twitter.com/S9fy3N58cR
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 6, 2021
Allyson has not only made significant moves on the track but off the track as well.
As we previously reported, prior to the start of the Olympics out in Tokyo, Allyson announced that she would be teaming up with her sponsor Athleta, and the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) to launch “The Power of She Fund: Child Care Grants,” which helped to cover child care cost for nine mom-athletes that competed during the Tokyo games.
As many of you know, Allyson welcomed her baby girl Camryn back in 2018.
Congrats to Allyson Felix on such a huge achievement.
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