Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Shaunae Miller stuns Allyson Felix to win Olympic 400m gold in dramatic photo finish

Shaunae Miller dives over the finish line to win the gold medal
Shaunae Miller gave everything she had to grab a stunning 400m gold in Rio.
The 22-year-old Bahamian, a silver medallist in the world championships in Beijing a year ago, went one better tonight denying favourite Allyson Felix in a dramatic photo finish.
A visibly spent Miller dived across the line to win in 49.44secs with United States heroine Felix just 0.07secs behind.
She took silver, a seventh Olympic medal of a remarkable career, with Shericka Jackson of Jamaica coming in third to take bronze.


GettyShaunae Miller dives over the finish line to win the gold medal
Miller gave it everything she had
Felix had hoped to be bidding for a 200m and 400m double in Rio, but she failed to qualify for the United States team over the shorter distance after struggling with an ankle injury earlier in the season.
And her bid for a first Olympic 400m crown, after gold in the 200m, 4x100m and twice in the 4x400m also fell short.
AFP/GettyShaunae Miller dives over the finish line to win the gold medal
To win it by the narrowest of margins
AFP/GettyShaunae Miller reacts after winning
Miller reacts after her win was confirmed
Earlier, David Rudisha became a double Olympic champion after an emphatic defence of his London 2012 800m title.
The Kenyan superstar, who blitzed the world record in taking gold four years ago, won going away as Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi taking silver and USA's Clayton Murphy bronze.