BEIJING, China – Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller won silver while Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson won bronze in the women’s 400 metres at the World Championships here on Thursday.
The race was won by Allyson Felix of the United States of America, who took the event with a blistering first 200 metres. She slowed on the curve before turning it up again in the homestretch.
Felix clocked a world leading 49.26 seconds with Miller finishing fast to pass Jackson for the silver medal. Miller was timed in 49.67 and Jackson 49.99, a personal best.
Miller said: "I feel so blessed and shocked."
"To gain a silver in such a tough race, it is unbelievable to me," Miller added.
Jackson was also pleased with her personal best. "I am grateful and pleased."
"I ran my PR and got a bronze medal. I am feeling great. I would like to give thanks to my coach (Stephen Francis). Our hard work paid off," she said.
Jamaica’s Christine Day, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills was fourth, fifth and sixth in 50.14, 50.42 and 50.47 respectively.