Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Games Results Sport Event
Rio de Janeiro 2016
#2
Athletics 400 metres
#1
Athletics 4 x 100 metres Relay
#1
Athletics 4 x 400 metres Relay
London 2012
Games Results Sport Event
London 2012
#5 Athletics 100 metres
#1
Athletics 200 metres
#1
Athletics 4 x 100 metres Relay
#1
Athletics 4 x 400 metres Relay
Beijing 2008
Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008
#2
Athletics 200 metres
#1
Athletics 4 x 400 metres Relay
Athens 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
#2
Athletics 200 metres

Shug, Chicken Legs

Allyson FELIX

United States of America
Athletics
Everyone sees the glory moments, but they don't see what happens behind the scenes.”
Height
168 cm / 5'6''
Weight
56 kg / 123 pounds
Birth date
18 Nov 1985 Los Angeles, USA
Gender
Female

Number of medals

9 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Allyson FELIX biography

There aren’t many sprinters that get to break Usain Bolt’s world records, but United States athlete Felix is one of them. Back in September she pocketed her 12th gold medal at IAAF World Athletics Championships – one more than the great Jamaican managed in his storied career. Not that it is going to her head. She responded with a one-word post on Twitter that simply read: “humbled”.

Felix has an extraordinary roll of honours. At 200m, she is the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner, and a three-time world champion – maintaining the title from 2005 through to 2009. She’s also won five Olympic gold medals as part of USA relay teams: three 4x400m titles (at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016), and two at 4x100m (London 2012 and Rio 2016). She’s the only female track star to win six golds.

Felix, who turned 34 in November 2019, heads towards Tokyo 2020 looking to make her fifth consecutive Olympic Games – and her first as a mother. She gave birth in November 2018, after battling preeclampsia and undergoing an emergency C-section to deliver her daughter. She’s aware that this could be her biggest challenge yet, but there’s no way that a competitor like Felix is going to give up on this dream.

“If I come back and I’m just not the same, if I can’t make a fifth Olympic team, I’m gonna know that I fought, that I was determined, and that I gave it my absolute all,” she says. “And if it doesn’t end up the way I imagined in my head, it’ll be OK. I just have to go for it, because that’s just simply who we are now.”

Few will bet against the athlete, who describes her speed as a gift from God, making it to Japan. “For me, my faith is the reason I run,” she says. “I definitely feel I have this amazing gift that God has blessed me with, and it's all about using it to the best of my ability.”

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