Allyson Felix Says She Started ‘Breaking Down’ After Giving Birth Because She Barely Got to Hold Her Daughter and See Her Face
Lately, a lot of celebrity moms have been open about the struggles in their journey of expanding their families. Several have discussed their fertility issues, […]news.yahoo.com
Track and field in review: Felix wins medal No. 11, 400m hurdles records obliterated
The Tokyo Olympic Games saw five-time Olympian Allyson Felix win two medals to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete in history; two extraordinary 400m hurdles world record-breaking finals; a women's sprint triple, completing the first double-double; and much, much more.
2020 Olympics in Tokyo: Felix adds to medal total; US has gold medal bonanza
TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. And the American men finally delivered a sprint gold medal in the 4x400-relay, the final track race of the Tokyo Games. The gold medal wasn’t secure until Durant made two free throws with 8.8 seconds left. GOING THE DISTANCESifan Hassan won the 10,000 meters for her second gold and third medal of the Tokyo Olympics after entering three long-distance races. WOMEN’S GOLFNelly Korda gave the U.S. a sweep of gold medals in golf, holding on for a one-shot victory.mlive.com
2020 Tokyo Olympics roundup: Allyson Felix sets new women’s medal record
TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women’s track has been set. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push down the home stretch of the 400 meters to take the bronze medal. American women also had a good day at the beach and on the courts, with one Olympic gold medal won and a couple more set up for the taking. Klineman won gold in her first Olympics. Tomala won in 3 hours, 50 minutes and 8 seconds in Sapporo for the gold medal.mlive.com
Again? Faulty exchange does in US in Olympic mixed relay
The U.S. men have a long history of faulty baton exchanges in the Olympic relays. The country’s difficult history in relay races reappeared in the Olympic debut of the 4x400-meter mixed relay Friday — a race practically invented to send a gold medal back to the United States. The Americans were disqualified after finishing first in the opening heat because of a bad exchange between Lynna Irby and Elija Godwin, a pair of 22-year-old runners who were placed on the U.S. team specifically to help get through the relay rounds.news.yahoo.com
Michigan native Anavia Battle became an Olympian by beating track idol Allyson Felix
Battle managed to defeat Allyson Felix, who is known as one of the most decorated track and field athletes of all time. Earlier in the week, Felix had already qualified for her fifth Olympics when she finished runner-up in the 400 meter dash finals. She graduated as the fourth-fastest 100 meter runner in state high school history (11.61) and the third-fastest 200 meter runner in state history (23.52). “I was definitely fan-girling at the Olympic Trials,” Battle said. I’m going to go to Tokyo.’”Battle’s quest for her first Olympic medal will begin with the 200 meter preliminary round scheduled Monday, Aug. 2 in Tokyo.mlive.com
How to Watch the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials | Channel, Stream, Time
In one month, the best athletes in the world will arrive in Tokyo for the 32nd Summer Olympic Games. One of the sports where the United States is looking to perform well in is Track and Field. Watch the Olympics on FuboTV (7-day free trial)One of the headliners this week include 400m sprinter Allyson Felix. Even though she is 35, she has the chance to tie the record for U.S. Olympic track and field appearances with five. U.S. OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TRIALSWHEN: June 18-27WHERE: Hayward Field (Eugene, Oregon)SCHEDULE (All times ET, Streamed LIVE on FuboTV (7-day free trial))mlive.com
Athlete power: Shut up and play' is tossed from the game
And to some, the odds seem greater, this time, that what the athletes are calling for might actually come to pass. We get paid to go out there and play and do our job. All this stands in stark contrast from the predominant attitude of athletes during Jordan's prime an attitude Jordan himself embodied. Among the more than four dozen Black athletes who are part of the cause are Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix. Black athletes and celebrities have not been fully welding their power.
Track group calls for change of Olympic protest rule
The IOC earlier this year reiterated its support of the rule that restricts protests inside the lines at the games. But in the aftermath of protests that stemmed from George Floyd's killing in May, the committee said it would consider measures that would allow athletes to make stronger protests. Among the board members signing off on the statement are Allyson Felix, Christian Taylor, Emma Coburn, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Berry was an outspoken critic of the USOPC earlier this year when it made public shows of solidarity with Black athletes, suggesting the USOPC never reached out to her on the issue. The USOPC has formed an athletes' group to look into ways to combat racism, which could include calling for changes in the rule known as Rule 50.
Track and field adapts for storied meet held in 7 venues
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)GENEVA In a track and field season almost entirely wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and organizers are setting new marks in creativity. On Thursday, the storied Weltklasse meet will broadcast near-live from Zurich in an ambitious mix of social distancing and technological innovation. If this is what the new normal is for this period then lets attack it full on, the reigning Olympic and world champion said. Simply running on an actual track surface Felix in California, Taylor in Florida will be different with training facilities closed during the pandemic. Four months in the planning, the most complete track meet of the outdoor season is not expected to be a template for the near future.