Finally, Allyson Felix has her individual Olympic gold. Felix dusted the field in the women's 200m on Wednesday to earn the first individual gold medal of her celebrated track career.
Felix, the definite favorite entering the women's 200m final, ran the race in 21.88 seconds, and avenged losses to Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown in the finals of the 200m in Athens and Beijing. Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, two-time gold medalist in the 100m, took silver with a 22.09, and Carmelita Jeter added bronze in the 200m to her silver in the 100m in 22.14.
Campbell-Brown, bidding to become the first woman to ever win the 200m three times, finished fourth in 22.38 seconds. American Sanya Richards-Ross, who won the 400m in London, settled for fifth at 22.39 seconds.
The win gives Felix four medals in her Olympic career, and just her second gold. The U.S. has taken two of three gold medals in the three shortest non-hurdles sprint events (100m, 200m, 400m) in London after going without golds in those three events in Beijing.