The USA is back on top in the medal count this morning, partly in thanks to the valiant efforts of Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Aries Merritt, and Jason Richardson. Track & Field is definitely one sport our community tunes in to, because a lot of our USA representatives look like us. Last night’s events did not disappoint to keep us on the edge of our seats.
In the women’s 200m race, 26 year old Allyson Felix was awarded first place with a time of 21.69, which is the fourth-fastest performance in history. This is Felix’s first individual Olympic gold medal. It’s no surprise though, as her coach, Bobby Kersee (husband of Jackie Joyner-Kersee) previously coached Florence Griffith Joyner, and she received gold in previous Olympic games.
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