Allyson Felix at the 2011 World Cup
Allyson Felix ( born November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles ) is an American sprinter. She is the most successful participant in World Championships and owns the largest medal haul of a track and field athlete at the Olympics with four gold and two silver medals.
The sporting career of Allyson Felix began in 2001 with a victory at the Junior World Championships in the 100 - meter dash ( 11.57 seconds). At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, she won the silver medal in the 200 - meter dash ( 22.18 s ) behind Veronica Campbell (JAM ) and before Debbie Ferguson ( BAH). With its 22.18 seconds at the Olympic Games in Athens (25 August 2004) they represented a junior world record for the 200 - meter track on (valid record, as of August 2012).
At the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005 she became world champion in the 200 - meter dash in 22.16 seconds before Rachelle Boone -Smith ( USA), and Christine Arron (FRA).
At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka Allyson Felix won the world title on the 200 meters with a new personal best of 21.81 s Just a day later, she won the 4 x 100 - meter relay also gold. On the final day of the competition, she managed also gold with the 4 x 400 - meter relay.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won again the silver medal in 200 - meter dash ( 21.93 s ), again behind Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM ) and before Kerron Stewart ( JAM), as well as an Olympic gold medal with the 4 times 400 - meter relay.
At the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 she won again on the 200 meters ( 22.02 s ) ago Veronica Campbell-Brown and Debbie Ferguson - McKenzie. She is the first athlete who get three title wins at the World Championships on the same sprint. On the final day of the competitions they also won the gold medal in the 4 x 400 - meter relay.
On 8 August 2012, Felix won the 200 - meter dash in front of Shelly- Ann Fraser - Pryce and Carmelita Jeter at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. It was her first individual gold medal at the Olympic Games. In the final of the 4x100 -meter relay teams ran out with their teammates to gold and also to a new world record. A day later, she took the 4x400 - meter relay her third gold medal at the Olympic Games in London, and thus chose to become the most successful female athlete of these Games.
On May 25, 2013, it improved at the Great City Games in Manchester the world record over 150 meters of 16.50 s to 16.36 s
Allyson Felix has a competition weight of 57 kg at a height of 1.68 m.
Private Felix is a committed Christian. She says that her talent is a gift from God.