Allyson Felix Named U.S. Olympic SportsWoman Of Year

Aug 10, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Allyson Felix (USA), and Allyson Felix (USA), left, celebrate after winning the gold in the women's 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Three-time London Olympics gold medalist and Los Angeles native Allyson Felix was named USOC SportsWoman of the Year.

Three-time London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and Los Angeles native Allyson Felix was selected as the 2011-2012 SportsWoman of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee on Monday.

Felix became the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner to win three medals in an Olympic appearance. She won her first London gold in the 200 meters, and followed it up two days later by running a stellar second leg of Team USA's world-record-setting 4X100m relay. A win in the 4x400m relay gave her a third medal and solidified her claim to the prestigious award.

Earlier in 2012, she broke Griffith-Joyner's record in the 200 at the U.S. Olympic Trials with the fourth-fastest time by a woman in history -- a time of 21.69 seconds. In 2011, she won four medals at the 2011 World Championships, tying Carl Lewis with 10 career medals at the event.

For more on the 2012 Olympic Coverage, visit the SB Nation Olympics Hub.

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