Allyson Felix makes Olympic history with medal in 400 meter race

Call it a perfect 10, moving Allyson Felix into a tie for the most Olympic medals in United States track & field history.

The 35-year-old Felix tied legend Carl Lewis as the most decorated American on the track with a bronze in the women’s 400-meter final Friday at the Tokyo Games.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won the gold medal, with Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic grabbing the silver.

Felix, who gave birth to a daughter named Camryn in 2018, is running in her fifth Olympics after debuting at the 2004 Games in Athens. She also has surpassed sprinter Merlene Ottey of Jamaica and Slovenia as the most decorated female Olympian in track and field history, with a chance for No. 11 Saturday in the 4×400-meter relay.

Felix’s bronze on Friday marked the first of her Olympic career, adding to her six gold and three silver medals.

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