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Bahamian, Shaunae Miller struck gold in the women’s 400m final here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Monday night (Aug 15).

Miller, who literally ran blind out of lane 7, came almost to a standstill on about five metres from the line, but held on, falling across the line in a personal best, 49.44.

Miller is the second Bahamian to win the women’s 400m gold after Tonique Williams-Darling in 2004.

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, who promised father a medal for his birthday on Tuesday (Aug 16), the day of the medal presentation, had a very strong last 100m to take the bronze in 49.85.

American Allyson Felix, who trailed for the entire race out of lane four, finished strongly, but didn’t have enough to catch Miller. Felix ran a season best 49.51 for the bronze.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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