2016 Rio Olympics

Rio 2016: Allyson Felix denied gold in the 400m

Rio 2016: Allyson Felix denied gold in the 400m

RIO DE JANEIRO – Allyson FELIX (USA) was deprived of an historic fifth Olympic gold medal in a dramatic women’s 400m final on Monday which was won by a diving Shaunae MILLER (BAH) at the line.

FELIX and MILLER were involved in an intense battle down the home straight at the Olympic Stadium with the American chasing her rival right to the line. MILLER lost her balance at the finish but just managed to get her torso over the line ahead of the 30-year-old American.

With a 200m gold from the London 2012 Olympic Games and three other relay titles to her name, FELIX still stands on a par with former track and field stars Fanny BLANKERS-KOEN (NED), Betty CUTHBERT (AUS), Barbel ECKERT-WOCKEL (GDR) and Evelyn ASHFORD (USA) with four golds. Another gold would have given her a unique place in athletics’ Olympic history books.

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2016 Rio Olympics

Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

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