On Thursday, Felix won bronze in the women’s 400 meters. In doing so, she won her 10th Olympic medal, becoming the first woman to ever achieve 10 medals in Athletics in Olympic history. She ties the great Carl Lewis for the most decorated track athlete in American history.
And Felix may not even be done either. Tomorrow she competes in the women’s 4×400-meter relay. There’s a good chance she extends that medal tally to 11 before the games reach their conclusion.
Felix has been competing in Olympic athletics since she was 18. She made her Olympic debut in 2004 in Athens, winning silver in the 200-meter race.
Ladies and gentlemen, the first woman to ever win 10 #Athletics medals at the Olympics…
— Olympics (@Olympics) August 6, 2021
At the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, Allyson Felix added two more medals to her collection – another silver in the 200-meter and her first-ever gold medal in the 4×400-meter relay.
But the 2012 Olympics in London was where Felix really made her claim to fame. She won three gold medals (200-meter, 4×100-meter relay, 4×400-meter relay) that year, setting numerous records in the process.
In 2016, Felix added three more medals to her increasingly remarkable tally. Two gold medals from the 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay, and a silver in the 400-meter relay.
Felix has already announced that this will be her last Olympic Games. She will retire from the sport as the most decorated American woman in track ever.
Congratulations, Allyson Felix!