Many athletes have already made their mark at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, with the track and field events taking place right now, some of the most known are ready to keep inspiring new generations. Among them, there’s the American Allyson Felix, who will try to become the most condecorated female track and field Olympian.
Felix already won her first-round heat in the 400m in 50.48. She will compete on Wednesday, August 4, in the semifinals. The American, mom since 2018, is competing in her fifth Olympic Games. She made her debut in Athens 2004 and won silver in the 200m.
In Tokyo, she will be running the individual 400m and has been chosen for the USA women's 4x400m relay team. She has six golds, five in relays and one in the 200m won in 2012 London. For now, she is tied with Merlene Ottey with nine medals as the female with more Olympic medals in track and field history. But she will try to change that.
How old is Allyson Felix?
Allyson Felix is 35 years old. She was born on November 18, 1985. She debuted at the Games at the age of 18 years old. Now, she will compete in her first Olympics after becoming a mom in November 2018.
How tall is Allyson Felix?
Allyson Felix’s height is 5 ft 6 in (168 cm). Although she is not exceptionally tall, that doesn’t matter when it comes to her skills. With her incredible career, it is hard to say that she is at the top of her game, especially after not being able to qualify in her signature event (200m). But she has said so, and she said she intends to retire after Tokyo 2020.
What is Allyson Felix’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Felix is worth $4.5 million, which comes from deals and sponsorships with brands. She used to be sponsored by Nike but they parted ways in 2017, after the company offered her a 70 percent pay cut and didn’t want to guarantee there wouldn’t be punishments if she didn’t perform at her best after giving birth. Then she joined Athleta, a women-focused apparel company, and started her own shoe and lifestyle brand called Saysh.