ALLYSON FELIX BECOMES THE MOST DECORATED WOMAN IN TRACK AND FEILD WITH HER 10TH OLYMPIC MEDAL
Allyson won Bronze in the women’s 400-meter final in Tokyo on Friday, making her the most decorated woman in track and field athlete in Olympic history. She won six gold medals, three silver and now one bronze. Allyson finished her race in only 49.46 seconds, right behind Shaunae Miller who won gold.
The Tokyo games marked Felix’s first time as a mother. When Allyson became pregnant, Nike offered her 70% percent less on her contract due to her pregnancy. Fueled by Nike telling her “know your place and just run” Felix dropped Nike and created her own brand of running shoes #Saysh for athletes like her, she is now wearing them in the Olympics as she fronts the banner “I know my place”. She wrote on an Instagram post “Like many women, I was afraid that starting a family would be a ‘death sentence’ for my career, I did it anyway. During my pregnancy, I faced a gender injustice that I could not run away from. My employer did not support my maternity and my colleague’s maternity in a way I could be proud of. I have been asking for asking for change and speaking up and it just got to a point where I needed to create that myself.”
In 2018 Felix underwent an emergency C Section and gave birth to her daughter two months early. Camryn who Felix said only weighed 3 pounds at the time, then spent 29 days in NICU. Ten months later she won her 12th world Championship gold medal, breaking Legendary Sprinter Usain Bolts Record.