Felix Captures Silver In Olympic 200m Race
Aug. 21, 2008
Trojan Allyson Felix ran a season-best time of 21.93 in the women's 200m race to earn the silver medal at the Beijing Games today (Aug. 21).
Felix, who also won the silver medal in the 200m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, placed second sandwiched between winner Veronica Campbell-Brown (21.74) and third-place finisher Kerron Stewart (22.00), both of Jamaica.
Felix was the defending world champion in the 200m after defeating Campbell-Brown last year at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan, 21.81 to 22.34.
It also was bittersweet for Felix as she just missed out in the 200m at the Athens games, taking the silver by finishing .13 behind Campbell-Brown.
'What can you say?' Felix said. 'A phenomenal time. Deja vu, and not in a good way.'
Felix graduated from USC in Dec. 2007, but did not compete for the Trojans as she turned professional prior to her freshman season.
USC has now earned 15 individual medals at the Beijing Games.