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Incredible Misfortune Creates Unbelievable 400m Final Finish At World Championships

August 10, 2017 6:42 AM
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Incredible Misfortune Creates Unbelievable 400m Final Finish At World Championships

For 370m at the London Stadium on Wednesday night, it looked like Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo was also going to become world champion.

In sodden conditions, the Bahamian had a healthy lead heading down the home straight. That was until she appeared to pull a muscle in her right leg with the finishing line beckoning.

Her misfortune allowed 25-year-old American Phyllis Francis to claim gold ahead of 19-year-old Bahraini Salwa Eid Naser. Another American, defending champion Allyson Felix, would finish back in third.

It was another memorable finish involving Miller-Uibo and Felix. At the Olympics last year, Miller-Uibo controversially dived across the line to claim victory ahead of Felix.

Also read: FIVB WORLD QUALIFIER: Cameroon beat Kenya in final

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