Bahama's Shaunae Miller-Uibo and American Michael Norman won the 400m gold medals on day 8 at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene.
Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo dominated the women's 400 meters final at the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field on Friday, setting a world-leading time of 49.11 seconds to win her first senior world outdoor gold medal.
The 28-year-old Bahamian has now won World titles at every age group. When Miller-Uibo was 16 years old back in 2010, she took the World Youth U18 gold. She added another World championships gold two years later when winning the U20 title. In the following year, Miller-Uibo won two World Indoor Championships and Olympic gold. At the 2015 and 2019 World outdoor championships, she won silver medals.
"It has been a long time coming and the main thing for us this season was the world championships and a gold medal.
"That's one thing we were missing, so I ran a very tactical race. I am very proud to go out with the gold," she said.
Marileidy Paulino from the Dominican Republic claimed the silver medal in 49.60 seconds, while the bronze went to Sada Williams. Williams became the first woman from Barbados to win a World Athletics Championships medal.
In the men's 400m final Michael Norman pulled away from the field in the last 70m to win World Championships gold for the very first time in 44.29.
In a close battle the 24-year-old defeated the 2011 world and 2012 Olympic champion Kirani James of Grenada, who seized silver in 44.48 seconds. The bronze medal won Great Britain's Matthew Hadson Smith clocking 44.66.
"It is an amazing feeling for sure,"
"Just come out here, on a home track, and pull out with an individual gold medal. It is going to be memorable. I want to remember what took me here and I am just thankful to everybody who supported me throughout my career," Norman said.
Women's 400m final results
|1||Shaunae MILLER-UIBO||BAH||49.11 WL|
|3||Sada WILLIAMS||BAR||49.75 NR|
|5||Stephenie Ann MCPHERSON||JAM||50.36|
Men's 400m final results
|5||Wayde VAN NIEKERK||RSA||44.97||0.248|