Shaunae Miller-Uibo, a Bahamian who has won two gold medals at the Olympics, added another gem to her crown on Friday after winning the 400-meter race at the World Championships in the quickest time of the year.
Miller-Uibo surged down the back straight, took the lead coming out of the final turn, then slowed down through the finish, giving the field no chance.
She finished in a blistering 49.11 seconds, about 0.5 seconds ahead of Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic, who overtook Sada Williams of Barbados to win silver.
She exclaimed to the crowd in Eugene, Oregon, while lying flat on her back on the Hayward Field track that the situation was “a godsend.”
She exclaimed, “I’m so glad to have this one.”
“It’s an extremely difficult race to compete in. The performance has me ecstatic.”
She had earlier won 200m bronze in London and 200m silver in Beijing and Doha.