Tokyo Olympics Athletics: Shaunae Miller-Uibo successfully defends women’s 400m crown as Marileidy Paulino clinches silver; Allyson Felix bags tenth Olympic medal

Allyson Felix has become the first female US track and field athlete to win as many as ten Olympic medals including six golds.

Women's 400m final
Women's 400m final

Shaunae Miller-Uibo is the women’s 400m champion of the Tokyo Games. Shaunae pulled off a double as she successfully defended her Olympic title as she smashed the North American record. The Bahamas sprinter clocked 48.36s in the final to clinch her second Olympic medal.

Dominican Republic’s Marileidy Paulino finished second with a timing of 49.20. America’s Allyson Felix took the bronze comfortable registering a timing of 49.46.

Felix scripts history in women’s 400m

Allyson Felix in women's 400m
Felix

American sprinter Felix made history in the final of the 400-meter dash. The 35-year-old won bronze, taking her Olympic medal tally to ten across four Olympics. It is the most for any woman in U.S. track and field history. The medal ties her with Carl Lewis‘ overall Olympic record as she overtakes Merlene Ottey of Jamaica for most medals in women’s track and field.

Felix has six Olympic gold medals to go with three silver medals and the lone bronze. The American’s first medal was a silver in 200m at the Athens Olympics. Felix followed it up with a gold and silver medal each at Beijing before adding three gold medals in London. At Rio, she won three medals including two golds before the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020.

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