Bahamian, Shaunae Miller struck gold in the women’s 400m final here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Monday night (Aug 15).
Miller, who literally ran blind out of lane 7, came almost to a standstill on about five metres from the line, but held on, falling across the line in a personal best, 49.44.
Miller is the second Bahamian to win the women’s 400m gold after Tonique Williams-Darling in 2004.
Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, who promised father a medal for his birthday on Tuesday (Aug 16), the day of the medal presentation, had a very strong last 100m to take the bronze in 49.85.
American Allyson Felix, who trailed for the entire race out of lane four, finished strongly, but didn’t have enough to catch Miller. Felix ran a season best 49.51 for the bronze.