Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys 300m WR in Ostrava

By June 20, 2019

Bahamian sprint queen, the imperious Shanae Miller-Uibo smashed the 300m world record for the 300m at the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike on Thursday.

Miller, a favourite to win the gold medal at this year’s IAAF World Championships of Athletics in September destroyed the field to win in 34.41, shaving more than a second off the 35.45s record she shared with Russia’s Irina Privalova.

She was also more than a second ahead of second-place runner Brittany Brown of the United States who clocked 35.91 and Jaide Stepter of the USA who crossed the finish line in 36.12s.

Miller was not the only Bahamian who was a winner in Ostrava on Thursday as Stephen Gardiner won the 400m in 44.95s ahead of Bahrain’s Abbas Abubakar Abbas 45.86s and Luka Janezic of Slovenia 45.97.

Meanwhile, Andre DeGrasse’s good form continues this season when he won the 200m over the USA’s Christian Coleman.

The Canadian clocked 19.91, a season’s best with Coleman a close second in 19.97.

Clarence Munyai of South Africa was third in 20.31.

Earlier, the USA’s Mike Rodgers who won in 10.04 edged out DeGrasse in the 100m.

In a race where the top three crossed the line together, Degreases was awarded second in 10.05 with China’s Zhengyi Xin given third in 10.06s.

 

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