Shaunae Miller-Uibo at Doha Dimond League
Shaunae Miller-Uibo

Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner are the Bahamas’ track and field team headliners to this month’s (23 July to 8 August) Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Miller-Uibo’s inclusion for the 200/400 double came as a surprise because of comments she made leading up to the games scheduled for summer 2020 but was postponed to this month.

Miller-Uibo, according to information reach, was leaning towards running only the 200m in Tokyo but has apparently left the door open to defend her title.

“As much as I wanted a new title in the 200 metres, I also wanted to defend my Olympic one,” Miller-Uibo told The Times in March.

Miller-Uibo prefers 200m at Tokyo Olympics

However, with a more competitive 200m field, including the likes of world champion Dina Asher-Smith, defending double sprint champion Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, several pundits ask questioning Miller-Uibo’s decision.

World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser will also miss the games because of a doping suspension. Also, World leader Christine Mboma (48.54) and her Namibian teammate Beatrice Masilingi (49.53) will not participate in the Games.

Miller-Uibo season best is 49.08, which makes her the fastest this season, down to run the event in Tokyo.

MALE: Samson Colebrooke – 100m; Steven Gardiner – 200 and 400m; Jamal Wilson – high jump and Donald Thomas – high jump, waiting on an invite.

FEMALE: Tynia Gaither – 100 and 200m; Shaunae Miller-Uibo – 200 and 400m; Brianne Bethel – 200m; Anthonique Strachan – 200m; Pedrya Seymour – 100m hurdles and Devynne Charlton – 100m hurdles.

Women’s 4x400m: Miller-Uibo, Strachan, Bethel, Doneisha Anderson, Megan Moss and Lacathera Cooper.

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  1. This story is in fact an example of inadequate journalism. why? because you did not do the research to confirm the 200/400 schedule for the 202[1] Olympics. while miller-uibo may want to run both, the schedule does not allow men or women to double and t&F fans know this – yet, you published this on 3 July 2021.


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