After winning her first individual Olympic gold medal at the London Olympics in the event she calls her “baby,” the 200m, Allyson Felix enters her fourth Olympics with another goal in mind: two individual gold medals.
She proved she was capable of it when she won the 400m at the 2015 World Championships, and the Rio Olympic schedule has been changed to make the possibility of a 200-400 "double" more likely.
If the six-time Olympic medalist wins both, she would become the third woman and fourth person ever to win both events at the Games.
This Olympic cycle did not begin smoothly, when she tore her right hamstring in the 200m final at the 2013 World Championships and had to be carried off by her brother Wes.
However, Felix, who will be 30 in Rio, returned to the track the following spring and soon climbed back to the top of the sport.
In Rio, she has the chance to set herself apart.
She already has four Olympic gold medals, more than any other woman in the sport.
She can also break a tie with Jackie Joyner-Kersee for most career Olympic medals by a U.S. woman in track and field.
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