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She Just Medaled in Her 5th Straight Summer Games

Allyson Felix collects 10th medal, most of any female track star in history

(Newser) - US track star Allyson Felix earned some serious bragging rights on Friday when she won the bronze in the 400 meters. The medal is the 10th in her career, making the 35-year-old the most decorated female track athlete not just in the US but in any country, reports NPR . It...

American Sprinter Breaks Usain Bolt's Medal Record

Allyson Felix wins first gold as a mom

(Newser) - American sprinter Allyson Felix smashed another record at the track and field World Championships on Sunday—and she did so just 10 months after giving birth. The 33-year-old won gold with the mixed-gender 4x400m relay team Sunday, giving her a record 12 World Championship gold medals, one more than Usain...

Runner Takes Gold With Head-First Dive
Runner Takes Gold
With Head-First Dive
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Runner Takes Gold With Head-First Dive

Shaunae Miller took the 400 meters by .07 seconds

(Newser) - It took a head-first dive by Shaunae Miller at the finish line to beat Allyson Felix, denying her a record fifth Olympic gold medal. Miller, the 22-year-old from the Bahamas, stayed even with Felix for 398 meters, then sprawled, dove, and crashed across the line to edge Felix by .07...

US Women Win 4x400 Relay
US Women Win 4x400 Relay; Felix Snags Third Gold
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US Women Win 4x400 Relay; Felix Snags Third Gold

Jamaica sets world record in 4x100 relay

(Newser) - Allyson Felix won her third gold medal of the London Olympics, giving the United States a 20-meter lead after the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay and then watching teammate Sanya Richards-Ross bring home the victory today. The US runners finished in 3 minutes, 16.87 seconds for the country'...

US Team Goes for Hat Trick in Beach Volleyball

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings win ... again

(Newser) - Some Olympic highlights from today:
  • Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball, beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in an all-American final. The gold medalists have never lost a match at the Olympics. It was the Olympic farewell for May-Treanor.

Runner Speaks Out After Dead-Heat Controversy

Jeneba Tarmoh thinks 100-meter results should have been handled better

(Newser) - Jeneba Tarmoh is heartbroken over the "dead heat" controversy that kept her from a spot on the Olympic 100-meter team , she tells the New York Times . Tarmoh felt cheated after being unofficially declared the third-place winner, then not learning that the result had been changed to a tie with...

Top 100 Olympians to Watch
 Top 100 Olympians to Watch

Top 100 Olympians to Watch

Galaxy of stars aims to seize golden opportunities in Beijing

(Newser) - With the Beijing Olympics right around the corner, Time lists the top 100 athletes to watch. A sampling of stars gunning for gold, from the court to the pool to the track:
  • LeBron James, basketball: This determined athlete's golden guarantee is raising hopes for the US team, which has lost
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