Only 10 months after giving birth to her daughter, the American sprinter Allyson Felix wins her 12th gold medal at the world championships. With her first gold medal as a mother, she broke the world’s fastest man’s record for the most gold medals in world championships history.
This 33 years-old female track and field athlete was part of the U.S. quartet in the first world championships mixed-gender 4x400m relay.
Felix is one of the most successful athletes of all time, and already held the record for overall medals – male or female – in world championships competitions, 17 in total.
This was the first season for the nine-time Olympic gold medalist since she became a mother last November. Getting back on track wasn’t an easy thing for her as she suffered from a severe preeclampsia and had to give birth to her daughter eight weeks earlier. Luckily she returned to running sending messages about women’s right in sports.
Next year, Felix is supposed to go for her fifth Olympic games and to break Michael Johnson’s record as the oldest Olympic 400m medalist.