Allyson Felix: US Sprinter Finally Tastes Sweetness of Olympic Gold in 200M
Since 2004, one of the best competitive rivalries in womens track and field has been between U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix and Jamaicas Veronica Campbell-Brown in the 200-meter dash.
Felix won three consecutive world championship titles over Campbell-Brown in 2005, 2007 and 2009, but in her first two Olympic matchups versus her rival, Felix earned two consecutive silver medals. On Wednesday, Felix finally broke through, finishing first in the 200 to win her third consecutive Olympic medal, but her first-ever gold.
Felix entered the London Games as the favorite for gold, as the only woman who had broken 22 seconds prior to the Games. As it turned out, she was the only woman to break that barrier in the final with a time of 21.88 seconds.
That said, while Felix was the favorite to win... [via Bleacher Report]
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