Shaunae Miller Gold Medal – James Bond Style in Rio
Shaunae Miller won Gold Medal by only 0.07 sec difference – James Bond Style in Rio
In the 400 m running in Rio, Shaunae Miller from the Bahamas won the gold medal by creatively diving across the finish line to finish first.
Shaunae Miller Gold Medal
Shaunae Miller, a 22-year-old from the Bahamas who finished second to Felix at the world championships last year, took an early lead, then held off her charge along the straightaway. Neck-and-neck with two steps to go, Miller sprawled, dove and tumbled across the line to win by .07 seconds.
Yes, she won with only a 0.07 sec difference from the US champ Allyson Felix.(the upper picture).
She didn’t think about pain, possible injury or bruises. She didn’t say to herself Silver is fine.
All she was thinking about is winning with a laser focus determination on her goal.
‘I’m a competitor. I went for it. At the moment,’ Felix said. ‘It’s just painful.’ She added: ‘I feel emotionally and physically drained at this point…Just disappointment, you know. I don’t think I’ve quite had a year this tough. I just really wanted it.’
Shaunae Miller made it clear that it takes a lot of risk taking and sometimes pain to achieve our goals but if we have enough will power & determination, glory is always the reward.
In an interview on the Today show Tuesday morning, Felix said the accomplishment hasn’t quite sunk in yet. ‘Not quite,’ she said. ‘It’s is something that I’m very, very proud of. It’s been so many years and so much hard work and something…to be in the same sentence as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who is a minot and an idol – that’s going to take a while to sink in.’
A wild finish to a crazy night.
It began with a downpour that stopped action in all the events and put the DJ to work, playing “Singing In The Rain,” ”Umbrella,” and “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” among other fare, while the fans waited out the delay.
Those who stayed got their money’s worth.
Miller got a few scratches and scrapes, but she also got the gold.
Much respect Shaunae Miller! – That’s the spirit of true Champ!!! DWIT (Do Whatever It Takes)