Bahamian sensation Shaunae Miller-Uibo wins back-to-back Olympic 400m gold
TOKYO, Japan, August 6, 2021 - Bahamian 400m sensation Shaunae Miller-Uibo successfully defended her 400m Olympic title today in Tokyo, taking the gold medal in a new personal best time of 48.36.
The silver medal went to Dominican Republic’s Marileidy Paulino (DOM) in a national record 49.20 while the legendary Alison took the bronze medal.
She joins fellow Bahamian team mate Steven Gardiner who won the gold medal in the men's 400m in a time of 43.85 to become the first man from The Bahamas to win an individual Olympic gold in any sport.
There was no need for Shaunae Miller-Uibo to dive at the line, winning her second consecutive 400m Olympic gold medal by a comfortable margin at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
Five years ago, Miller-Uibo made headlines when she dove at the line to edge U.S. legend Allyson Felix by 0.07 to claim her maiden title.
Again lining up against Felix, Miller-Uibo removed any doubt about the winner coming out of the bend with a commanding lead which she held to win in a new personal best of 48.36 seconds. Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic claimed the silver medal with a time of 49.20.
Racing on Miller-Uibo’s outside, the 35-year-old Felix produced a run that belied her years as she finished in third-place to win a record 10th Olympic medal.