Allyson Felix could make track and field history in Tokyo
It’s the Olympic story the country can’t stop talking about: Allyson Felix is headed for her fifth Olympic Games. This Olympics is special not only because it is Felix’s first as a mother, but also because she could leave Tokyo as the most decorated Olympian in the history of women’s athletics. The nine-time Olympic medalist only needs one podium to make history and she could stand up to three chances. So when can you cheer on one of the brightest stars in athletics? Take a look at their competition schedule below.
When to see Allyson Felix at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics
There is a lot to win for Felix at the 2021 Games in Tokyo – but first they and the Team USA track relays have to advance to the finals. Felix is individually looking for a place in the 400 meter final, where she could win her first gold medal. If she makes it to the finals in all disciplines (400-meter, 4×400-meter relay for women and 4×400-meter mixed relay), this is her full program.
Olympic sports will be available for streaming on various NBC platforms (with a paid subscription to a partner cable, satellite, or streaming service), and many of the athletics events will be recorded and broadcast at prime time that evening. .
Mixed 4×400 meter relay round 1: Friday, July 30th, at 7 p.m. ET.
Mixed 4×400 meter relay final: Saturday, July 31, 8:35 p.m. ET. Felix is expected to have a place on the US mixed-sex season.
Women’s 400-meter run 1: Monday, August 2, at 8:45 p.m. ET.
Women’s 400-meter semi-finals: Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
4×400 meter relay for women, round 1: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6:25 p.m. ET. Felix will most likely be one of four runners to represent the US in the women’s 4 × 400 meter relay.
Women’s 400 meter final: Friday, August 6, at 8:35 p.m. ET. Felix is a near-shoo-in for the 400-meter final. She won silver at the 2016 Rio Games.
Final of the women’s 4×400 meter relay: Saturday, Aug. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET. If they progress as predicted, Team USA will try to get their fourth Olympic gold in a row.
The current Olympic competition format stipulates that track events with the most entries – such as the 100-meter run – have a preliminary round before the first round. From there, the runners have to advance to the semi-finals, then to the final, in which up to eight athletes fight for a medal. Will Felix become the best decorated Olympian in the history of women’s athletics? There is only one way to find out!