By Dr. Brandon Spradley |
The track and field athlete that I would like to highlight in this article is Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas. Shaunae is a 400-meter specialist who also competes in the 200 meters. She is the reigning Olympic champion in the 400 meters (2016 Rio Games) and is coached by the legendary Lance Brauman.
Shaunae is well on her way to earning another Olympic medal in the 2021 Olympic Games if she continues to make progress. She recently took down the stadium record in the women’s 400 meters at the USATF Grand Prix in Eugene, Oregon. She is also showing promise in the 200 meters, which many believe will be her primary event this year. Whichever event Shaunae decides to focus on, she will more than likely come in as the favorite.
Here are a few highlights from Shaunae’s track and field resume:
- 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist: 400 Meters
- Personal Best in the 200 Meters: 21.74 s
- Personal Best in the 400 Meters: 48.37 s
Watch this video of Shaunae Miller-Uibo winning the 400 meters at the USATF Grand Prix in Eugene, Oregon with a time of 49.08.
Dr. Brandon Spradley is the chair of sports management at the United States Sports Academy.