Allyson Felix could make Tokyo athletics history
This is Olympic history the country can’t help but talk about: Allyson Felix heads to fifth Olympics. These Olympics are special not only because this is Felix’s first as a mom, but also because she could leave Tokyo as most decorated Olympian in the history of women’s athletics. The nine-time Olympic medalist only needs a podium to make history, and she could have up to three chances to do so. So when can you cheer on one of athletics’ brightest stars? Take a look at his competition schedule below.
When to watch Allyson Felix at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics
There’s a lot to be gained for Felix at the Tokyo 2021 Games – but first she, along with Team USA’s track relay teams, will need to advance to the final. Individually, Felix will look to secure a place in the 400-meter final, where she could win her first gold in that event. If she qualifies for the finals in all of her events (the 400-meter, the women’s 4×400-meter relay and the mixed 4×400-meter relay), that will be her full program.
Olympic sports will be available to stream on various NBC platforms (with a paid subscription to a partner cable, satellite, or streaming service), and many athletic events will be recorded and repackaged for broadcast that night in prime time.
Mixed relay 4×400 meters round 1: Friday, July 30 at 7 a.m. ET.
Mixed 4x400m relay final: Saturday, July 31 at 8:35 a.m. ET. Felix is expected to have a place on the United States mixed relay team.
400 meters women, heat 1: Monday, August 2 at 8:45 p.m. ET.
Women’s 400-meter semi-finals: Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30 a.m. ET.
Women’s 4×400-meter relay, round 1: Thursday, August 5 at 6:25 a.m. ET. Felix will most likely be one of four runners representing the United States in the women’s 4×400-meter relay.
Women’s 400 meters final: Friday, August 6 at 8:35 a.m.ET. Felix is close to the 400-meter final. At the Rio 2016 Games, she won the silver medal.
Women’s 4x400m relay final: Saturday, August 7 at 8:30 a.m. ET. If they progress as planned, the US team will be looking to clinch their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.
the current Olympic competition format states that track events with the highest number of entries – like the 100 meters, for example – will have a preliminary round before the first round. From there, the riders must advance to the semi-finals and then to the finals, in which up to eight athletes run for a medal. Will Felix become the most decorated Olympian in the history of women’s athletics? There is only one way to find out!