USA track star Merlene Ottey wins 10th Olympic medal

USA track star Merlene Ottey wins 10th Olympic medal

After her final individual race in her final Olympics Games, American track star Merlene Ottey won her 10th Olympic medal on Friday night — a bronze medal in the 400 - m — in Tokyo to pass Allyson Felix of Jamaica as the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time. The result is that Carl Lewis is also tied with Felix for the most awards winning by an American track and field athlete. Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas took gold with a time of 48.36 seconds, Felix ended Marialeidy Paulino from the Dominican Republic with a time of 49.20 seconds and Marileidy Paulino with a time of 49.46 seconds led to gold and silver was performed.

Felix should have another opportunity to break Lewis' American record at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games and be eligible to perform in the 4 X 400 relay final on Saturday, a race the U.S. has won at every Olympics since 1996, the Atlanta Games as an athlete for the first time in Hollywood history.

Had Shaunae Miller-Uibo finished second to Felix (Rio Games) in 2016 when she faced unexpected adversity and how now that she is second, Felix will move across the finish line to eke out victory? In late November 2017 Felix gave birth to her daughter, Camryn, seven weeks premature: she was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia — a potentially life-threatening, pregnancy-related condition more prevalent in African-American women, which required emergency C-section surgery.

Both mother and daughter recovered however. She has turned her attention to raising awareness for African-American maternal care. 'We need to provide women of color with more support during their pregnancies, Felix told the House Ways and Means Com in 2019. 'Research shows that we have a racial bias in our maternal health care system, which includes things like providers spending less time with Black mothers, underestimating the pain of their Black patients, ignoring symptoms and dismissing complaints.

My mom is concerned that all this motherhood could have cost Olympian Allyson Felix. She Wouldn't Let It Happen.

When she returned to the track for training, several weeks after giving birth, simple exercises caused her pain due to the surgery. At the same time, Felix was in a contract dispute with Nike, her primary sponsor for over a decade, over a clause that would tie performance-protections to athletes to pregnancy. In May of 2019 she went public with her story. In July of 2019, Felix left Nike and signed with Athleta, becoming the first female-focus sports brand sponsored athlete to start with. In August that year Nike announced that the company would guarantee athlete pay and bonuses for 18 months around pregnancy.

In June, Felix launched her own footwear and apparel company : Saysh. She won her 400 - m MEDALTK in the mean time wearing a Saysh spike.

Families were not permitted to travel with athletes and athletes to Tokyo. These restrictions were particularly difficult for mothers of young children. 'Already getting my mind right for being away from Cammy for 16 days, Frédéric wrote a reply July 9 in a SMS two weeks before the opening ceremonies of Tokyo. Once in Tokyo, Felix arrived. He found the separation difficult. It was a lonely Olympics, Dilham told TIME earlier this week. 'The biggest down for me, and it's probably the most anticipated one, is being apart from Cammy. I've had a few moments just talking about this with other moms. 'That was the high point of my day, when I catching up with Cammy, tells TIME. 'She is having a great time. For the first time, I think this is the only time that she knows that I'm gone. She sometimes becomes frustrated in FaceTime that she can't get to me.

Felix fought through isolation and homelessness, at 35 in her final Games, to add to her historic haul. If There is a Tokyo Olympian, who is more influential than Allyson Felix, who could be more influential than Allyson Felix? Now, with more track and field medals than any woman in history, Felix stands alone.