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Shaunae Miller-Uibo wins Women’s 400m final, Allyson Felix makes history

Felix tied Carl Lewis for the most medals ever won by a Team USA Track and Field athlete.

Allyson Felix of Team USA reacts after winning the bronze medal in the Women’s 400m Final on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

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.

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.

She also made some more history in terms of USA track and field as she tied Carl Lewis for the most Olympic medals won (10). She could end up breaking that record in her final competition of the Summer Games, which is the women’s 4x400-meter relay.