Record-Breaking Shaunae Wins Third Consecutive Diamond League 200m
Shaunae Miller-Uibo reacts after winning the women’s 200m race, during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the stadium Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
#By BRENT STUBBS
#Senior Sports Reporter
#Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo completed the hat trick, winning her third consecutive International Amateur Athletic Federation’s Diamond League women’s 200 metre final in grand style.
#On Thursday in the Stadion Letzigrund at the Weltklasse Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland, Miller-Uibo clocked a personal best of 21.74 seconds to shatter the Diamond League record of 21.77 that was set by American Tori Bowie in 2017.
#In the process, she lowered her Bahamian national record of 21.88 that she set in winning last year’s title and also surpassed the world-leading mark of 22.00 that was established by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson on June 23 at the Jamaican Nationals.
#Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith produced a season’s best of 22.08, while Elaine Thompson had to settle for third in 22.44. Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers ended up fourth in 22.48.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo on her way to winning the women’s 200m (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
#It was Miller-Uibo’s third consecutive victory in the women’s 200m and her fourth IAAF Diamond League title as she also captured the 400m in the first year of her reign in 2017.
#Now still undefeated in 25 races since she the last World Championships in 2017 in London, England where she got fourth in the 400m and bronze in the 200m, Miller-Uibo now heads to the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, September 27-October 6 where she will attempt to win her first 400m title.
#Miller-Uibo, 25, is expected to be challenged by Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser, who earlier in the day, won the Diamond League 400m title in 50.24.
#For her efforts on Thursday, Miller-Uibo earned a cash prize of $50,000 for the completion of the 12 event series that started in Doha on May 3 and ended in Paris, France on Saturday.