Allyson Felix Takes Gold Medal in Women’s Track and Field

Yesterday, Allyson Felix won the gold medal in the Olympic women’s track and field.  This isn’t her first Olympic gold medal.  In 2008, she won the Olympic Games gold medal in the 4×400 relay.  Looking at the photos in the latest articles published about Allyson’s gold medal, you can see the joy and pride in her face.  She proves that hard work and determination does pay off.

Olympic Experience:

2004 Olympic Games, silver medal in the 200m

2008 Olympic Games, gold medal in the 4x400m relay and silver medal in the 200m

2012 Olympic Games, 5th place in the 100m, gold in the 200m

Career Highlights:

2001 gold medal in the 100m at the World Youth Championships in Hungary

At the 2011 Daegu World Championships, Felix won gold in the 4x400m relay, silver in the 400m, and bronze in the 200m

Was named the High School Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News in 2003

Fun Facts: Felix first tried running track in 9th grade … Felix is coached by Bob Kersee, husband of Olympic heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee – Team USA

Congratulations, Allyson, for taking the GOLD!  You are an inspiration to all of us.