Bronze sees Felix equal Bolt, Ottey

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Bronze in the 400m proved to be a bit­ter­sweet con­so­la­tion for US track legend Allyson Felix as she drew level with Ja­maicans Mer­lene Ottey and Usain Bolt on hav­ing won 14 world cham­pi­onships medals.

Felix has also bagged an in­cred­i­ble nine Olympic medals in­clud­ing six gold. Of her 14 world medals, nine have been gold, while 12 in to­tal were won as part of the US re­lay team.

Ja­maican Bolt, in his swan­song sea­son, can move to 15 with a medal in the 4x100m re­lay this week­end, but Felix is slated to run both the 4x100 and 4x400m re­lays for the US team, which could take her to 16.

Felix crashed through into bronze in Wed­nes­day’s 400m af­ter Ba­hamas ri­val and race leader Shau­nae Miller-Uibo fal­tered 20 me­tres from the fin­ish line.

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