All eyes were on the women’s 400-meter final on Friday as track and field legend Allyson Felix was running in her last individual race in Olympic career. Felix came into the race as a long shot to win the gold, but was a top contender to be on the podium for either a silver or bronze medal.
The gold medal went to Shaunae Miller-Ubio of the Bahamas, who was the favorite coming into Friday’s final. Miller-Uibo ran her race and eventually pulled away from the pack in the final 200 meters, running an impressive 48.36. Finishing in second and capturing the silver medal was Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic. She had a time of 49.20, which was a national record for the Dominican Republican.
The women's 400m final belongs to Shaunae Miller-Uibo. @allysonfelix takes the BRONZE, her 10th Olympic medal, tying Carl Lewis for the most by a U.S. track and field athlete. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/SB6gPcO2as— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
Lastly, Felix wrapped up her final individual Olympic track and field competition with the bronze medal. The 35-year-old Olympian had a time of 49.46, which was reportedly her fastest time she’s run since 2015.