Allyson Felix becomes USA's most decorated Olympic track athlete
The American athlete won her 11th career Olympic medal on Saturday and helped the Team USA women’s team win the 4x400m relay.
On Saturday the United States women’s team dominated the 4x400m relay and Allyson Felix, a mother and advocate of gender equality, led Team USA to win the gold medal. This was a great accomplishment for Felix because this was the 11th career medal for her and she surpassed Carl Lewis for the United States track and field record.
Nothing left to prove for Felix
The most decorated American in track has won seven gold medals and after the win on Saturday night there is nothing left to prove for her. “I feel at peace. I went out, and had all the confidence in these amazing women. I wanted to take it all in one last time around and it was special,” she said after winning gold.
Felix ran the second leg alongside Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu and they finished the final in three minutes, 16.85 seconds and were able to take almost a four second advantage from Poland, who finish second. In third place came Jamaica with a time of three minutes and 21.24 seconds.
Felix won’t return for another Olympic campaign
"I feel like I have no regrets," Felix said. "I feel like I've given my all to this sport, and there's nothing left on this Olympic stage I need to do now."
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