LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Sprinter and Los Angeles native Allyson Felix won her record-tying 10th Olympic track and field medal Friday morning when she took bronze in the women’s 400 meters.
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Felix, now the most-decorated woman in Olympic track and field history with nine medals — six golds, three silvers and now one bronze — ties Carl Lewis for 10 Olympic medals. Felix had shared the women’s record with Merlene Ottey, who won three silver medals and six bronze medals for Jamaica from 1980 through 2000.
The 35-year-old Felix came in third in the 400 meter final Friday, posting a time of 49.46 seconds. She has said this will be her last Olympics.READ MORE: Report: Reloaded Ammunition May Have Been In Gun That Alec Baldwin Fired On 'Rust' Set
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas took gold with a time of 48.36, and Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic earned silver with a time of 49.20. It was Miller-Uibo’s second consecutive gold medal in the event.
Felix will have a final chance to add to her medal total Saturday when she runs in the women’s 4×400 meter relay, which is set to start at 5:30 a.m.MORE NEWS: 14 Cattle Killed After Big Rig Crashes Into Motorcycle Abandoned On Highway 395 In Hesperia
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