Allyson Felix is on to the final of the women’s 400m.
ALLYSON FELIX QUALIFIES FOR THE WOMEN'S 400M FINAL!The six-time gold medalist is in her FIFTH Olympic Games 🐐(via @NBCOlympics) pic.twitter.com/F5eyp8f88o— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 4, 2021
ALLYSON FELIX QUALIFIES FOR THE WOMEN'S 400M FINAL!The six-time gold medalist is in her FIFTH Olympic Games 🐐(via @NBCOlympics) pic.twitter.com/F5eyp8f88o
After advancing to the semifinals, Felix finished second in her heat to earn an automatic spot in Friday night’s final.
With a spot in the final, the five-time Olympian has the opportunity to break the mark for the most career Olympic medals by a female track athlete. Currently, she is tied with Jamaican Merlene Ottey-Page with nine total medals.
Also in the final is Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, setting up a rematch between her and Felix. At the Rio Games in 2016, Miller-Uibo beat out Felix for gold in a photo finish.