Baby girl for Olympic star Felix

Weekend Witness - - Sport -

SIX-TIME Olympic ath­let­ics cham­pion Allyson Felix re­vealed on Thurs­day she has given birth to a baby daugh­ter who was born pre­ma­turely and only af­ter an emer­gency C-sec­tion op­er­a­tion.

Felix gave birth to daugh­ter Cam­ryn on Novem­ber 28 af­ter only 32 weeks when emer­gency surgery was per­formed on the 33-year-old Amer­i­can due to com­pli­ca­tions.

Both mother and baby are do­ing fine, although the in­fant will spend more time in an in­ten­sive care unit be­fore go­ing home with Felix and her hus­band Ken­neth.

“I’m try­ing to be open to what God has in store for me and my fam­ily,” Felix said in a post on the U.S. Olympic team web­site.

“I still feel ner­vous and vul­ner­a­ble. But I also feel brave and ex­cited.

“Every day I sit with my daugh­ter in the [in­ten­sive care unit] and watch her fight. Every day she gets stronger and more beau­ti­ful.”

Felix, look­ing to a fifth Olympics ap­pear­ance at Tokyo in 2020, is the only woman to win six Olympic gold medals in track and field and is level with Ja­maican Mer­lene Ottey as the most dec­o­rated woman in ath­let­ics his­tory with nine over­all medals. Felix is an 11-time world cham­pion and her 16 podium fin­ishes over­all at the worlds make her the most dec­o­rated man or woman in the his­tory of the world cham­pi­onships. — AFP.

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