How many world titles does Allyson Felix have?
US track superstar Allyson Felix had bade farwell to athletics at the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships, but then got a call from her coach.
Track legend Allyson Felix bade farewell to the sport she has dominated when she participated in the mixed 4x400m relay at the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships, taking home a bronze medal to add to her incredible haul of World and Olympic titles. The 33-year-old had said earlier this year that she would retire after the 2022 season, and the third-place finish was a treasured prize to wrap up a distinguished career.
Bronze in Eugene rounded out her lifetime haul at international events to an even 30 while the mixed event was her 19th medal at world championships.
However, with retirement barely a few days old and, by Felix’s own admission, a hot wing and a root beer float in her hand, the 36-year-old received a call from her Team USA coach asking her to come back for one final waltz in the 4x400m relays, where she ran the fastest split among the US quartet in the heats.
That means there is a strong possibility that Felix will line up among the starters for the final, which could also include Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad. Even if she does not run in the final, it will be a huge surprise if Felix does not add another medal to her tally and she will surely be afforded a lap of honour after a staggering career on the track.
Allyson Felix: World record for World Championship titles
The 36-year-old’s tally at the World Championships is greater than any other athlete in the competition’s history. She has won 13 gold medals, three silvers, and three bronze medals. She leads Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt, who is an 11-time gold medalist, and fellow American sprinter and jumper Carl Lewis, who was world champion eight times.
Felix has also met with record-breaking success at the Olympic Games, as the most bemedalled American track and field athlete, male or female, in the history of the Games. She is also the most successful female track Olympian of all time, competing in five consecutive Games and winning seven gold medals, three silvers, and one bronze.
The sprint ace began her career as a specialist in the 200m, winning a silver medal in her first Games in Athens in 2004, and then a gold in London in 2012. This was to be her only individual gold in the Olympics.
She eventually expanded her repertoire to become a 400m champion, winning multiple medals in the event both as an individual and as part of the 4x400m relay team, where she may yet have her final swansong.
Allyson Felix’s World Championships Record
Gold 2005 Helsinki 200m
Gold 2007 Osaka 200m
Gold 2007 Osaka 4x100m relay
Gold 2007 Osaka 4x400m relay
Gold 2009 Berlin 200m
Gold 2009 Berlin 4x400m relay
Gold 2011 Daegu 4x100m relay
Gold 2011 Daegu 4x400m relay
Gold 2015 Beijing 400m
Gold 2017 London 4x100m relay
Gold 2017 London 4x400m relay
Gold 2019 Doha 4x400m relay
Gold 2019 Doha mixed 4x400m relay
Silver 2011 Daegu 400m
Silver 2015 Beijing 4x100m relay
Silver 2015 Beijing 4x400m relay
Bronze 2011 Daegu 200m
Bronze 2017 London 400m
Bronze 2022 Oregon mixed 4x400m relay