Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix qualifies for fifth Olympics at US trials

Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix qualifies for fifth Olympics at US trials

Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix made her Olympic debut in Athens in 2004

Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix certified for her fifth Video games with a second-place end within the 400m on the US trials.

The 35-year-old, who has 9 Olympic medals in complete, clocked 50.02 seconds behind winner Quanera Hayes.

Tokyo will probably be Felix’s first Olympics as a mom, having welcomed daughter Camryn in 2018.

“It has been a combat to get right here and one factor I understand how to do is combat,” stated 13-time world champion Felix.

“To make the fifth one – so particular.”

Felix returned to the track two years in the past following life-threatening problems arising from the start of her daughter – Camryn spent the primary month of her life in intensive care.

“Man, it has been a combat to get right here and one factor I understand how to do is combat, and I simply did that each one the way in which dwelling,” Felix stated.

She added: “Society tells us loads of instances that when you’ve got a baby [then] your finest moments are behind you.

“However that is completely not the case. I’m illustration of that.”

Elsewhere on the trials in Eugene, Oregon, Trayvon Bromell continued his stellar 12 months by profitable the boys’s 100m and reserving his ticket to Tokyo.

The 25-year-old, who holds the world-leading time of 9.77secs, ran 9.80secs, with Ronnie Baker second and Fred Kerley third, each in private finest instances.

Justin Gatlin, hoping to achieve his fourth Olympics, completed final.

Tokyo will probably be Bromell’s second Olympics, having completed eighth within the 100m in Rio earlier than struggling a career-threatening Achilles damage within the 4x100m last.

“It is a marvellous feeling,” he stated.

Rio 2016 Olympian Rudy Winkler threw a brand new American report of 82.71m to win the hammer throw, whereas Keturah Orji additionally reached her second Olympics with a gathering report of 14.52m within the ladies’s triple bounce.

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