Allyson Felix

A Record-breaking Athlete and Sports Diplomat

Allyson Felix is an American track and field sprinter. She competes in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. She may gold and silver medals. She is the 2012 Olympic Champion and a three-time world champion.
Allyson is the 2015 world champion at 400 meters, 2016 Olympic silver medalist and 2017 World Bronze medalist. She has won five Olympic gold medals as a member of the United States Womens Relay Teams. She is the only female track and field sprinter to ever win six Olympic gold medals.

Allyson is one of the most decorated Olympian in the track and field history with nine Olympic medals. With sixteen career medals, she is the most decorated athlete in IAAF World Championshipshistory.
For the completion of 200 meters in 21.69 seconds from 2012, she is ranked as number six on the all-time list. In 2013 she broke the world best record for the150 meters distance.
In the 4400 meters relay at the 2015 World Championships, she ran the fastest sprint ever recorded by an American woman.

At the age of 18, Allyson finished as silver medalist in 200 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics where she set a world junior record over 200 meters with 22.18 seconds. She was the youngest god medalist sprinter in the 200m at the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005. Allyson regained the title two years later.
She was the only second female athlete to win three gold medals at a single IAAF World Championships in athletics

Recently during the World Championships in London, Allyson attained three more medals, making her the most decorated athlete in the events history.
She is a four-time recipient of the Jesse Owens Award from USATF, singling out the athlete of the year. She won the IAAF female athlete of the year in 2012.At the 2015 World Championships she ran the third leg of 4400m relay in 47.72 seconds, which was the second fastest ever by any woman.

Allyson has enviable national titles like US National 200m Champion and US National 400m Champion. She has attained many Diamond League wins, titles and a Golden League win. She has participated in international competitions like World Youth Championships, Pan American Games and Olympic Games.

In 2014 she traveled to Brazil as a Sports United sports envoy for the US Department of State. She worked with Josh George to conduct speeches, clinics and other events for youths, most of whom had disabilities or came from minority communities. The project was created to remove obstacles and establish activities that benefit audiences, regardless of their disabilities.

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