World Championships in Athletics
Record medalist Felix in the US squad
Medal record holder Allyson Felix from the USA has been nominated for a World Athletics Championship for the tenth time and is getting the chance to say goodbye in her home country.
Medal record holder Allyson Felix from the USA has been nominated for a World Championship in Athletics for the tenth time and gets the chance to say goodbye in her home country.
The most successful track and field athlete in World Championship history, with 18 medals, was won by the team United States named to the squad for the 4x400m mixed race on Tuesday (local time). Her sixth place in the 400 meters at the US Championships in June was not enough for a coveted spot in the individual race. The 36-year-old, who won seven gold medals at the Olympic Games and twelve at the World Championships, has announced that she will retire at the end of this season.
A total of 151 athletes were named to the US squad for the World Championships in Eugene, including nine reigning world champions. The first World Championships in Athletics in the United States will be held in Oregon from July 15-25.
Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who had not made it into the finals at the national championships over 100 or 200 meters, did not get a place in the squad. Just a year ago, the athlete known for her long colorful hair and fingernails had to compete for the Olympic Games sprinted the best time, but was then not allowed to compete in Tokyo because of a doping violation through marijuana consumption.