Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Beauty of Retrospect: American track star Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix was a Cinderella track sprinter at the Olympics, always coming up short in the women's 200-meter race.  Then, in London, she won the big prize that had always eluded her - an Olympic gold medal in that very event. :-) 

And here she is with it. :-)

Allyson Felix won the Olympic silver medal in the 200-meter race at Athens in 2004 and at Beijing in 2008, but even though the third time in London probed to be the golden charm, it's not her only Olympic gold medal. At London, she also was part of the champion women's 4x100-meter team.  She also has two gold medals for the 4x400-meter relay race, one from London and the other from Beijing four years earlier.  I first featured Ms. Felix in August 2008 as part of the victorious American four-woman team in Beijing.  Here I focus enrtirely on her.

Ironically, despite the fact that it took some time to win the 200-meter dash at the Olympics, Allyson Felix did it three times in the World Championships, at Helsinki in 2005, at 2007 in Osaka, and at 2009 in Berlin.

Allyson Felix also holds an elementary education degree from the University of Southern California.

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