“Nothing That I Have Left to Give”- Allyson Felix Makes a Heartfelt Confession After Losing Out on World Championships Spot

Published 06/26/2022, 12:15 PM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 07: Allyson Felix of Team United States is introduced to the Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Allyson Felix has been a sprinter at track and field events for almost two decades. As such, the athlete has amassed quite the medal tally in prominent meets. With 11 Olympics and 19 World Championships medals, she became the most decorated female athlete in track and field history.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, the athlete could not secure a position in the 400m event at the recent 2022 USATF Outdoor Championships. If she qualified for the event, it could have been Felix’s last individual event at the Worlds.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

How did Allyson Felix fare at the recent USATF Outdoor Championships?

Felix will not make it to an individual event at the meet as she could not secure a position in the 400m final event. The star athlete finished sixth with a time of 51.24s.

The athlete was trailing behind her opponents for most of the race. However, she managed to bridge the gap and ascend a couple of places at the last moment to secure the sixth position in the race.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 07: Allyson Felix of Team United States looks on before she competes in the Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

But Felix was not disappointed in her performance. If anything, her performance at the meet validated her decision to retire from the sport. The sprinter is currently competing in what would be the last season of her career.

After the event, Felix said, “More than anything, this season really showed me that I have no doubts about walking away.”

“There’s nothing that I have left to give. This season, for the first time, I felt like I didn’t have that fight in me, and that’s who I am. I knew when I felt that fading away, there was nothing to do but be grateful,” continued the sprinter.

Will fans still see Felix at the upcoming World Championships?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The event saw Talitha Diggs bag gold with a time of 50.22s. Kendall Ellis secured second place with 50.35s while Lynna Irby came in at third, clocking 50.67s.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 28: Allyson Felix of USA during the Women’s 400m of the 2021 Meeting of Paris Wanda Diamond League at Stade Charlety on August 28, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images )

The 11-time Olympic medalist announced her retirement from the sport earlier this year.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, fans of the sport are still expecting to see the five-time Olympian at the relay events of the meet. People are anticipating the sprinter to be on the team as her team won the gold in the mixed relay event in Doha three years back.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Aklanta Chetia

300 articles

Aklanta Chetia Wanniang is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in Literature from the University of Delhi. With an interest in learning about multiple sports, Aklanta himself is a former sportsperson and has participated in state and national level swimming events.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK