Shaunae Miller-Uibo continues dominance

Bahamian Olympic champion, Shaunae Miller-Uibo followed up her Commonwealth gold medal win with an impressive run over 200 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. 

Miller Uibo clocked 22.06 seconds to break the Shanghai Damond League record, on her way to laying down the fastest time she has gone this season.

The victory was dominant, as world champion over the distance, the Netherland's DAfne Schippers found herself well beaten despite running a season's best 22.34.

Schippers' season best was a smidge quicker than another Caribbean athlete, Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, who was third in 22.36.

Jackson completed the half-lap event faster than the Côte d'Ivoire's Marie-Josee Ta Lou, who stopped the timers at 22.58, the fastest she has gone this season.

Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji was next over the line in 22.72, while the United States' Jenna Prandini completed the event in 23.02 for sixth place.

Miller-Uibo said she was very aware that the field was a high-quality one and should push her late in the race.

That knowledge forced her to finish strong and prompted the very quick time.

“I know with the quality of the field that some of the girls would finish off strong so that was a major thing for me," said Miller-Uibo.

Miller-Uibo, while paying attention to making sure she had to leave something in the tank for the home straightaway, she couldn't start too conservatively.

"I am pretty excited about my race. My main aim was to get a good start off the curve and I think I did a pretty good job doing that. It’s something we’ve been working on," she said.

“But I always have a lot of fun in these races. The conditions were perfect for me – the rain didn’t affect me at all.”

 

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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