Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bronze For Shaunae In The 200m

Shaunae Miller-Uibo celebrates winning the bronze in the 200m. Photo: Kermit Taylor/Bahamas Athletics

Senior Sports Reporter

LONDON, England: Shaunae Miller-Uibo didn't get the IAAF World Championships' 200/400 metre double, but after six hectic and unexpected days of intense competition, she will walk away with a bronze medal.

Putting away the disappointment of slipping from the podium to fourth in the 400m on Wednesday night, Miller-Uibo came back on Friday night and earned a hard fought third place in the 200m final to add to her Olympic gold in the 400m last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Her time of 22.15 seconds in the final event on day eight of the 16th IAAF World Championships wasn't enough to catch Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, who successfully defended her title in a season's best of 22.05 or Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, the second place finisher in a national record of 22.15. Read more >>