On Friday, American track and field superstar Allyson Felix made Olympic history as the most decorated female track and field Olympian of all time.
Felix got the rare distinction after she captured her 10th Olympic medal—a bronze in the 400-m—in Tokyo to pass Merlene Ottey of Jamaica as the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time.
According to reports, the 10-medal haul of Felix allowed her to tie Carl Lewis for the most medals ever won by an American track and field athlete. (Felix now has six golds, three silver, one bronze medal; Lewis won nine golds and a silver).
Sources said Felix can surpass the medal haul of Lewis if she wins another medal in the 4 X 400-m relay final on Saturday, a race the U.S. has won at every Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Felix is very happy with her feat especially since this year’s Tokyo Olympics has been very challenging for her career.
The legendary American track star has through isolation and homesickness, at 35 in her final Games this year.