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Olympic Spotlight: Finally Felix

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In her third Olympics, Allyson Felix finally crossed the finish line first.  The USC alum ran a 21.88 in the 200m to sprint away down the home stretch en route to her first ever individual Olympic gold medal.

The race unfolded as expected with the fastest woman in the world, Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, controlling the first 100 meters, but Felix kicked past her rivals for a convincing win.  In doing so, she fulfilled her single-minded goal of turning 200m silvers from Athens and Beijing into London gold.

Click here for the full recap of USC's day on the track.

Trojan beach volleyball pair Jennifer Kessy and April Ross enjoyed a spectacular run in London, but the duo ran into living legends Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings in the gold medal match.  May and Walsh, who have never lost an Olympic beach volleyball match, took the final in straight sets (21-16, 21-16).

With Felix's gold and silvers for Kessy and Ross, the #LON2012USC medal count is up to 5 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze.

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