Allyson Felix breaks Usain Bolt's record for most world titles
Sorry Usain Bolt, but there's a new world record holder in town. Allyson Felix made history at the World Athletic Championships after she bagged 12 gold medals which is one more than Bolt's 11.
Felix’s new world record also comes a mere 10 months after giving birth to her daughter.
Earlier this year the US sprinter took on Nike and the maternity policies for its sponsored athletes. According to CNN: "Felix successfully got the brand to adapt its policy which now ensures female athletes won't be "adversely impacted financially for pregnancy" for 18 months, which is six months more than under the previous policy."
In an op-ed in The New York Times, Felix detailed that Nike wanted to pay her 70 percent less following her first pregnancy.
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Our voices have power. NIKE has joined in officially and contractually providing maternal protection to the female athletes they sponsor. This means that female athletes will no longer be financially penalized for having a child. I’m grateful to John Slusher and Mark Parker for their leadership and their desire to guide NIKE as a company who believes that we are all more than athletes. And THANK YOU to the brands who have already made this commitment. Who is next?