Found August 08, 2012 on
Allyson Felix of the United States won gold in the 200-meter in 21.88 seconds on Wednesday night in London.
The Jamaicans dominated the 100-meter final, but the Americans took the 200-meter as Felix beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by two-tenths of a second, and American Carmelita Jeter won the bronze in 22.14 seconds.
This is Felix’s first individual gold medal. She is a three-time world champion in the 200m, but had only won two silver medals in the Olympics.
Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown finished fourth while American Sanya Richards-Ross finished fifth.
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Allyson Felix reached into her purse and pulled out a black box that she opened gingerly, revealing the Olympic gold medal from the 200 meters she worried might never be hers.
Now it is.
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What she did in winning the Olympic 200-meter gold Wednesday was much more important, much more personal. She had lived with silver medals in the...
The woman who gave up her spot to Allyson Felix in the individual 100 meters after a dead heat for third place at the U.S. trials is set to run the second leg on the American team in the Olympic 4x100 relay qualifying Thursday night.
Jeneba Tarmoh joined Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight and Lauryn Williams on the relay squad for the opening round.
Tarmoh and Felix, who won the 200...
Allyson Felix finally knows what itâs like to
finish first in the Olympic 200 meters.
LA is definitely in the building during the 2012 London Olympic games. LA native Allyson Felix, whose also a USC graduate, took the Gold medal in the women’s 200m race on Wednesday. Felix won with a time of 21.88 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica took the silver with a time of 22.09, and Gardena’s Carmelita [...]
Wednesday was a good day for the Americans in London. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings finished off their spectacular Olympic run as a team by winning their third consecutive gold medal and the U.S. pulled ahead of China in the medal count with 81 total medals. The men's basketball team continued to dominate in their quest for the gold medal by cruising to victory over...
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 10, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern:
1. Women's 4x100m Finals