USC's Allyson Felix, Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown Earn Bronze Medals At Tokyo Olympics
Allyson Felix won a bronze medal in the women's 400m to become the most decorated woman track and field Olympian ever and Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown earned a bronze medal with the Canadian 4x100m relay team on the eighth day of track and field at the 2020 Olympics at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan today (Aug. 6). Current and former Trojans students have now won eight medals at the 2020 Olympics, one gold, two silver and five bronze
Felix (USC 2008) won a bronze medal in the women's 400m final with a season-best time of 49.46 to become the all-time most decorated female track and field athlete ever. Felix had been tied with Merlene Ottey of Jamaica with nine Olympic medals won and now is tied with Carl Lewis for the most Olympic medals by any American track and field athlete in history. In Felix's collection of Olympic medals is six gold, three silver and today's bronze. Felix's time was actually her second-fastest 400m race ever and 0.05 seconds faster than she ran in earning a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Brown (USC 2014) ran leadoff and De Grasse (USC 2015) anchor for Canada's 4x100m relay team which captured the bronze medal with a time of 37.70. De Grasse ran a blazing final leg to carry Canada from fifth to the medal stand. De Grasse, who won the 200m gold medal and 100m bronze medal earlier in the week, now has six career Olympic medals. Brown, who placed sixth in the 200m final, now has two Olympic bronze medals, as he along with De Grasse earned Canada a third-place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics.