Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the 200m battle with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at Friday’s (9 July) Herculis EBS Monaco Diamond League.
World 100m champion Fraser-Pryce was off to a quick start and covered Miller-Uibo early. The Jamaican led off the curve, but Miller-Uibo fought back gallantly in the final 50 meters to take victory in 22.23.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou also finished strong to cross the line in second, running 22.25 seconds to Fraser-Pryce’s 22.48.
Miller-Uibo, who did not look smooth as expected, said the work towards full fitness is ongoing.
“We are getting the races in so we can get back in the best possible shape before Tokyo,” she said in her post-race interview.
“The girls out there are running great times at the minute, but there is nothing I love more than a great competition. The current level we see out there is very motivating, and I am very happy to see women on top of the sport now and making the headlines.”
Fraser-Pryce, who ran a personal best 21.79 at the Jamaica Olympic Trials, American Gabby Thomas, the US Olympic Trials winner in 21.62, and world champion Dina Asher-Smith are the main contenders for Tokyo 2020 200m gold.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and fellow Jamaican Shericka Jackson, who ran 21.82 this season, are also strong medal contenders.
Despite the solid 200-metre field, Miller-Uibo is still favouring the event over the weaker 400m, which is the defending champion.
“We are focusing on the 200m at the minute, and I want something new,” she explained.
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Miller-Uibo must work hard on her start nd bend if Sherly nd Thompson got good starts she’s gona struggle catch up
Congratulations , Shaunae Miller-Uibo and best wishes to Shelly-Ann. Shaunae Miller-Uibo has the strides like Usain, tall etc.
Congratulations Shaunae, great job. You made up proud💙🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸💙💙💙🇧🇸💙🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸
Hahaha let’s see she do that at the Olympics
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Mumy Rocket la joue stratégique 😎
Shaunae and Shelly are practicing. Trust me! Shaunae will clock 21.65 for gold and Shelly will be second with 21.84
Shelley Ann Fraser Pryse you’re blessed I have no doubt at you atall because i know who you’re and what you’re capable of doing congratulations 🎉👏 in advance those who knows they know
Shelly Ann is playing it smart..
Ingrid Fox exactly.!!
Shaunae and Gardiner will win gold in the 400m
Gardiner and Shaunae Gold
Every athlete want to win every race..Why run if they don”t want to win..
Ali the greatest of all time was beaten..
Champions can be beaten…
My two favourites
🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 to the world
CONGRATULATIONS MILLER-UIBO 🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce i hope god give her the strength to carry on am praying for u shelly ur always a winner
Awesome race Shaunae; your best is yet to come!
My money is on Ta Lou
Bad dat 🥳🥳🥳🥳
Go Shaunae go.🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️ Now go back for miss Shericka Jackson
Fraizer-Price didn’t just lose to her! She came up 3rd after Talou from South Africa!
Michael Jenkins Ivory Coast
Janet Williams Correct!! Thanks!
Michael Jenkins it’s a plan trust me,they are saving energy…
Great run Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Shelley. Both did well and are both prepping for the Olympics
Craig Smith this was the 200 meter, she still holds the fastest time since Flo Jo in the 100 meter at 10.63.
And some in the comments stated she was just practicing/warming up.
Craig Smith I think so…why exert yourself in a race that doesn’t really count right now.
Her best time in the 200 smokes the winners time.
The winner ran 22.23, Shelly’s best is 21.79….so she was out on a jog…lol
Shelly is saving her strength, pacing herself and is not trying to get any injuries before the olympics
Annmarie Oughton yuh know the thing
Annmarie Oughton Agee with you
Annmarie Oughton That’s her strategy, if you notice as she turns the bend she slow down..
Annmarie Oughton Also to avoid injury
Congratulations Shaunae Miller-Uibo
You just warm up good Shelly fi di big ting
Shelly is a sneaky “little” athlete🙈
Natelee exactly and I love her for that. Did you even see her putting out any effort in that race? I didn’t so I know exactly what time it is😎😎
Shelly was just practicing her curve 👀
Lajuan Waynepatrick Henry oh yes.
Shelly nah mek unuh draw har put enuh. Watch the rocket just a warm up
Talou is a great sprinter I like her a lot! But my money is on shelly…
Bandy Steele Shelly is not getting this time around
There are so many great spinters around
Open your eyes
Shaunae will step it up in the next race if she is beaten or if her opponent came close to winning.. she is a champion!
Shaunea God Continuous Blessings 🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸
Shelly all the way same way
Rest for the big days ahead dont let that defeat detracts you bless up shelly
My Shelly is going to do it at Tokyo 🔥🔥🔥🚀🚀🚀🚀😘😘😘
She’s getting slower and slower Tokyo is in trouble
Rosemarie Howlett Watkins Nah, she is saving is strength and do not want to overwork and sustain any injuries before the Olympics.
Rosemarie Howlett Watkins This comment tho how can u say the fastest woman alive is getting slower and slower 😂🤣🤣
Shelly a save her strength for Olympics
Shelly u fool them but not me,you an me know u did tht spiteful,u didn’t want tht race
🤔, has Shelly Ann run the 200meters at the Olympics or World Championships? DINA ASHER SMITH from Britian won in DOHA and DAPHNE SCHIPPERS won in ’15 and ’17.
Milton Bennett S-F-P won Olympic silver in the 200m in 2012, and gold in the 2013 WC.
Djimon Alando I maybe overreacting but Felix did pull up in the final. I’ve always admired female sprinters from Jamaica. OTTEY…. CUTHBERT….. CAMPBELL-BROWN who beat FELIX in the ’12 Olympics is my point. They’ve always been very talented.
It’s high time Talou got recognized among the best sprinters..
Stay strong, u ROCK!
My girl Fraser Pryce
Nothing to worry about, she will trash her ass in the Olympics
Still proud off you Shelly-Ann
Shelly just a cruise,that’s the trick bigger money, Jamaica No problem
Did anybody saw the first half of the race? That’s what Shelly when there to run. Just another training run.
so you say! 😄
I believe they are all tired and taking it easy no body want get injure right now congratulations to the winner take care ladies.
Jennifer Reid smart
Track stars normally don’t go all out in races that aren’t top events. they usually run just enough for what is needed.
Jennifer Reid exactly no sweat
JAMAICAN TEAM ALL THE WAY TO VICTORY
Back in the win column Shaunae!💪🏽🇧🇸
im going with shelly all the way
Shelly is using her 200m to build her 100m strong finish…. I don’t think she’s overly concerned for the 200m all part of the plan
GO TEAM USA
her knee fits perfectly into the curve of the swoosh 😛
Marko Bartho wow, very observant and perfect observation 👌 — Nike will milk it in their ads should they notice it as well, just imagine!
She will show up at the right time
Last week I said if SMU lost this race she’s going to have problems going forward so I was expecting much better from her today. Talou probably would have won if she had leaned so SMU didn’t escape my judgment and still has work to do. I’m not sure of confidence right now.
Wayne G Beckford can you run or your just 1 of them commenter from the sideline???
Kadian Mckenzie. Tell you what! Don’t what you’re trying to do but I was impressive when I did it.
Wayne G Beckford never heard of you. Let me know the history and the records.
Kadian Mckenzie . I never made it that far due to circumstances which is why I’m a big supporter of kids where I’m from. Anyways! Your attempt to diminish and degrade me will not work because I’m fine with me and proud of my country and it’s athletes.
Wayne G Beckford I wasn’t trying to degrade you i asked a question but just as how you critique our athlete,you should be able to take criticism as well. Have a blessed night
Kadian Mckenzie . So you are afraid of criticism? I’m a Shaunie fan since her Carifta days , followed her to this day and has said a lot of good about her over the years. I see a reason to say something that I notice about her it shouldn’t be taken as a bashing at all.
Wayne G Beckford Despite winning Shaunae Miller looks unimpressive to me.Sherica Jackson is obviously the favorite for this gold medal in Tokyo.
Shelly was just a little tired. She loves challenges so I expect her to go faster in her next race.
Nah Shelly gonna win Shelly playing possum.. Particularly the 100 the 200 up for grabs but shelly running between 21.8 21.6 in that
Who’s to say ubo not playing just sayin
Brian Teale She isn’t
Brian Teale could be but not probable she has been running consistent in that range all season shelly ran 21.79 beat Jackson then ran 22.4 lol!!!! She playing possum
Ubo look like she jogging the first 100…gonna be a great olympics
we will see who playin opposum. Looking forward to the upcoming Olympics.🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸
Good run congratulations young ladies
Leave her Shericka Jackson alright 🚀 pocket
You are still our golden girl shelly,we love you💓
Andrea Steven shelly knows what she’s doing.
I think Shelly must rest now Olympic is in two weeks
Cameron Oshane this is training
Zodiah Shane 😒
Watch Elaine a win the double inna 10.5 and 22.6
Javis Edwards what makes you think 22.6 win gold?
Good 👍🏾 race Shaunae.
Shelly needs to be careful with the number of races she runs between now and the Olympics.
She is now 34 , Miller Uibo is 27.
Race management Shelly, race management!
Alvin Reid I agree
Shauna Dillon ; I still have my money on her to take the double at the Tokyo Olympics!
Alvin Reid absolutely
Alvin Reid Shelly Ann does this all the time . In 2015 she came in last in Eugene Oregon and 3 weeks later was the world champion. I believe she feels out her competition to see where they are. In this race she came off the turn ahead but slowed down. She has done this numerous times.
Robert Jones ;Who am I to disagree with you?
Robert Jones, she said she went there to improve on her time in Kingston. That was the plan for this race.
Alvin Reid waste ya money then !
Robert Jones That was my impression even in her previous race with Elaine, she was basically cruising and looking at Elaine in the last 30 metres of that 100m and still manage to clock 10.82. The 100/200 metres double is definitely on the cards baring injury.
David Small Agreed 100 percent!!
Congrats Shaunae and the other girls
Is not she alone she beat the whole field well done girls
And nobody ran sub 22
Defeats lol did u see the race. Shelly barely ran
Shauna Dillon she ran the corner and then shut it down
Shauna Dillon a joker on a forum chose to address me re her performance. I’m in the mood so..
Maureen McLeod get em
Shauna Dillon Dem a try trash me right here and over the I LIKE TRACK AND FIELD about the same thing and me nah let guh… Shelly shut down as she teach the stretch I saw the race and her legs movements…and mi naaah tek back mi talk…
That’s why Dem Gabby fraid go face the race
Shauna Dillon dem nuh understand….ahahahah, good girl just a work on her first hundred.
Shelly have rest now..2 and a half weeks from.olympics
Talou was in the race. Came before Shelly. Did Shaunae beat her? 🙄🙄