'Where I want to be' - Miller-Uibo feeling in good shape with World Champs fast approaching

By Sports Desk June 18, 2022

Bahamian track star Shaunae Miller-Uibo was left feeling confident, with the upcoming Oregon World Championships on the horizon, after a dominant win at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday.

After putting her opponents under pressure from the starter’s gun, Miller-Uibo eventually coasted home to stop the clock in 50.10.  Poland’s Natalia Kaczmarek was second in 50.24 and her compatriot Anna Kiełbasińska third in a personal best 50.28.

The race was only the Bahamian's third of the season, in the event, but she believes the performance sets her up in good stead, with her country's National Trials set for next week.

 “I had a great race tonight. Really great. I did a strong start, I pushed a lot on the first 300m. Then, I managed to stay in the lead. I still had some gas in the tank to finish strong. The track is fast,” Miller-Uibo said following the event.

 “I'm quite happy about the model of 400m I want to execute this season. Now, I'm gonna travel back home, no more meetings on my schedule because we have the trials for World Championships next week. At this stage, I'm quite confident about my chances to succeed at Eugene. I'm healthy, everything is doing great at training. I'm exactly in the shape I wanted to be at this time of the season,” she added.

Despite being the reigning Olympic champion Miller-Uibo has never won the World Championship, with two silver medals in 2015 and 2019 standing out as her best finishes.

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