Shaunae Miller-Uibo

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LONDON – Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who came into the London 2017 World Championship the overwhelming favorite for gold, is now giving thanks for bronze in the women’s 200m.

“I’m thankful for my performance,” said Miller-Uibo after crossing the line in 22.15 seconds behind defending champion from the Netherlands, Dafne Schippers, 22.05 season best, and Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, 22.08 national record.

Miller-Uibo was left behind on the curve, but despite a fast finish, she was not able to get past Schippers and Ta Lou.

“The ladies brought their A game and it was really competitive. That’s what I love to do, compete against the best. It was an amazing feeling, I had some fun and now I’m going home with a bronze medal too, so I’m really happy.”

Miller-Uibo into the Championships with the 400m her main focus while adding the will be more of fun. It was the first time she was doubling at a major championships.

“It’s been a great experience for me, with my first attempt at the double. It was different but I liked it. I’m definitely going to try it again in 2019,” she promised


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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