|Born||May 4, 1992|
Queens, New York
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||157 lb (71 kg)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||University of Oregon|
|Coached by||Vince Anderson|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||400 m: 49.61|
200 m: 22.50
Phyllis Chanez Francis (born May 4, 1992) is an American track and field athlete. She won the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in the 400 metres and 4×400 metres relay events.
Francis was a student at Catherine McAuley High School (Brooklyn) and the University of Oregon, class of 2014.
She is the American and Collegiate indoor 400-meter record holder, breaking Olympian Francena McCorory's 2010 record while winning the 2014 NCAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship. She is the first Woman to win a 400-meter National NCAA Championship for the University of Oregon, in its history.
Francis placed second in 400 m running a personal best time 49.94 behind Team USA teammates Allyson Felix, ahead of Natasha Hastings at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and represented United States at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics where she placed 5th in the women's 400 m final and won a gold medal in 4x400 meters.
In 2017, Francis became the 400 m world champion by beating Allyson Felix – the defending world champion, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo – the Olympic champion at the 2017 World Championships in London, Great Britain. Her winning time of 49.92 seconds was a new personal best for Francis. Four days later, she won her second gold medal by anchoring the US women's 4 × 400 metres relay team to victory.
|Representing United States|
|2011||Pan American Junior Championships||Miramar, Florida||3rd||400 m||53.81|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:34.71|
|2015||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:19.39|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||7th||400 m||50.51|
|2nd1||4 × 400 m relay||3:23.051|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||5th||400 m||50.41|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:19.06|
|2017||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:24.36|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||1st||400 m||49.92|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:19.02|
|2018||NACAC Championships||Toronto, Canada||3rd||200 m||22.91|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||5th||400 m||49.61 PB|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:18.92|
1: Competed only in the heat.