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Five-time Olympic qualifier Allyson Felix is ​​one to watch at the Tokyo Olympics.

the 35-year-old mother says she’s engaged in fifth Olympic campaign partly to show her daughter that anything is possible.

The athletics superstar, a Los Angeles Baptist High School and University of Southern California graduate, is looking to add to her nine Olympic medals, including six gold.

“It’s been a struggle to get here and one thing I know how to do is fight,” she told NBC after qualifying at the end of June.

A 10th Olympic medal would break a tie with Jamaican Merlene Ottey as the most decorated female track athlete in Games history.

The summer games finally begin on July 23, a year after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since Tokyo is 16 hours ahead of Pacific Time, some competitions can be difficult to watch live. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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Over the past year, we’ve all had to adjust to working from home and looking after children at work. None of us were immune, not even the most decorated American Olympian of all time, nine-time Olympic medalist and native of Los Angeles, Allyson Felix. NBC4’s Lolita Lopez has her story.

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