Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo had to run the best сhe could in order to resist the challenge to achieve the fastest run of her career against Bahrain’s 20-year-old Salwa Naser Eid last night in the Stade Louis II stadium. And yes she did.
She sett an IAAF Diamond League and Bahamian record of 48.97.
Her opponent was second in 49.08, taking almost half a second off her own Asian record,reports IAAF .
The first athletic meeting of the season between Miller-Uebo, which this year focuses 200 meters, on which she became the champion of the Commonwealth. Bahamian athlete was running in lane six, set off fast and had passed Jessica Beard in the outside lane by the start of the backstraight on the beginning of the race. But as she turned into the final straight, the small, smoothly balanced figure one lane inside her had remained obstinately in touch – and so it remained all the way to the line the youngest woman to win the four previous IAAF Diamond League meetings.
She had transcended herself, hitting the personal best of 49.44.
Shauna rocketed herself over the line to take the 2016 Olympic medal in front of Allyson Felix of the United States. She was the fastest women’s 400m race run since September 2009.
The IAAF running news from Monaco last night competition continue with explanation that she had surpassed herself, passing far beyond the previous season’s best of 49.52 jointly held by Miller-Uibo and world indoor silver medallist Shakima Wimbley of the United States, who was a distant third here in 50.85, with her compatriot, world champion Phyllis Francis, one place behind her in 51.05.
It was a measure of the intensity of the duel that had just taken place that these two huge US talents were never in the frame.
“I got this sub 49 I was waiting for, so I’m very happy, although also very tired,” said Miller-Uibo. “The crowd here is amazing, Naser was doing a great race and that helped too. It was only my fourth race over 400m this season.” she finished the statement for the IAAF