There was no way she thought that she’d acquire to pass on at the end of her last run. Or Allyson Felix ended up with a bronze medal at TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 as an alternate for gold. Yet another history is created.
Allyson Felix sprinted alone in the sunshine, For 15 memorable seconds on Friday night at the World Championships, cruising in front of the stands and well ahead in the back sector. A few minutes later, she took her newly won award and hung it around her three-year-old daughter’s neck.
“I felt the love,” Felix said of her final run on the massive stage. “And tonight, I felt the pleasure of working.
She’s now 36. So it was no big shock runner Marileidy Paulino, 11 years her junior from the Dominican Republic’s successful group eventually tangled her. No great shame that the United States will save the rest of its vaunted star power for giant races in the next nine days of this meet; he finished third in the 4×400 meter medley relay, behind the Netherlands in addition.
However, a third-place finish gave Felix her nineteenth medal at the World Championships, adding to the set she already held. Including the 11 she took part in the Olympics, she will finish her profession with an incredible 30 in the most significant sporting events.
Some may say that a bronze medal is a disappointment for essentially the most decorated sprinter in the US historical past. Others rank it, along with Felix’s as the bronze she won in the girls’ 400 final at the Tokyo Olympics – a medal she ranks among her most prized triumphs.
The once shy teenager is now an outspoken advocate for girls and mothers in sports activities. Much of that stemmed from becoming a mother, then fighting and eventually leaving Nike, who cut her pay while pregnant.
Felix also had an emergency c-section at eight weeks that wanted her due date. This left her and her daughter, Cammy, fighting for survival in a hospital room. Any work in any respect, let alone medals for it, seems like a bonus at this level.
“There is not a single theme that can explain the impression she had of the game,” said Elijah Godwin, who led the primary and was the last teammate to pass the baton to Felix. “She’s become an icon over the years that she’s done that, and for us to come back and compete with her, it’s a blessing to have that chance.”
That means she hit the rear end.
Godwin had a slight lead as he handed her the baton, and in the first 200 meters of her final lap, Felix extended the pointer over the monitor. Her arms and knees were excessively kicking in that almost perfect kind that could only belong to her. However, she paled after bypassing her closing curve and being caught by Pauline.
Vernon Norwood retook the lead in the third leg. Still, Dominican’s Fiordaliza Cofil overtook American Kennedy Simon on the anchor before hurdler Femke Bol earned a considerable delay to give the Netherlands silver.
“I’ve beaten her twice,” said Paulino, who finished second in the 400 in Tokyo. She opened a more significant path for all of us.”
“It just feels like we’re part of the historical past,” Godwin said. “And having an image with her is essential for me. I need my image with her and to be remembered for it.’
Felix’s final medal capped a free day that featured heats in the men’s 100.
American Fred Kerley, last year’s Olympic silver medalist, finished his race in 9.79 seconds – a lightning-quick time for the preliminary round that was only 0.03 off his season and 0.01 ahead of Italy’s Marcelo Jacobs in the final in Tokyo.
The first medals came here during the 20-kilometre walk, where Kimberly Garcia won the first ever Peruvian medal in the world in 1:26:28. Toshikazu Yamanishi of Japan effectively defended his men’s title in 1:19.07.
Still, it was the evening’s final medals that everyone in the Hayward Area will remember.
Felix smiled broadly as World Athletics President Sebastian Coe hung the bronze around her neck and the second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, who was on hand for the presentation, shook her hand.
“I’m not at the peak of my industry, but to be able to finish right here tonight, with Cammy in the stands, and share that second with her, it means so much,” Felix said.