Shaunae Miller must have instinctively knew Allyson Felix came super close to winning the gold medal in the women’s 400m dash especially during the final straight away. It’s the strong instinct of this Bahamian that must have given her the final push and grab ?the gold at the finish line. She dove straight out, with her arms and body outstretched giving her the top spot at 49.44 time. The instant replay automatically showed that it was indeed her outstretched arms that crossed the finish line before Allyson’s legs that got her the gold medal.
About ten seconds was needed before they could announce the score because the finish was too close. Allyson was absolutely crushed after their times were posted and found out she had indeed lost to Shaunae. Running in second with a silver medal, Allyson is the most celebrated female track and field athlete garnering seven medals. If she nabbed the gold she’d have become the first female to win five Olympic track and field gold medals.
Watching the race over, it could have been anyone’s game, with Phyllis Francis of Team USA coming in first during the qualifiers and Allyson coming in first during the semis. Even Natasha Hastings of U.S.A. was in third spot in the semis, therefore it all boiled down to the “flash” they showed during the finals. And in the end, Shaunae was the quickest of them all!
Then again, team USA has been dominating the Olympics by far, with Emma Coburn winning America a bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase before her track team took the 400m dash. There is still six days left in the Olympics, so sit back, relax and cheer your team to get it on!