Sport Drama in 200: Hughes DQd; Miller-Uibo wins women's title

22:22  12 april  2018
22:22  12 april  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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With the win in the 200 , Miller - Uibo became The Bahamas’ first IAAF Diamond League champion. Miller - Uibo also won the women ’ s 300m title in February at the 110th Millrose Games in New York City, New York.

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England's Zharnel Hughes second left, crosses the finish line ahead of Trinidad and Tobago's Jerome Richards, right, in the men's 200m final at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)© The Associated Press England's Zharnel Hughes second left, crosses the finish line ahead of Trinidad and Tobago's Jerome Richards, right, in the men's 200m final at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) The expected duel between Olympic champions was a lopsided contest, with Shaunae Miller-Uibo winning the women's 200-meters in a Commonwealth Games record and Elaine Thompson missing out on a medal.

Zharnel Hughes crossed first in the men's 200 final but was later disqualified, so he missed out on a medal, too.

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Shaunae Miller - Uibo 21.88 wins Women ' s 200 m Diamond League - www.youtube.com. Shaunae Miller - Uibo shrugged off her extraordinary collapse within sight of winning the 400 metres world title to coast into the women ' s 200 m final on in London Thursday.

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Jareem Richardson, who was in the lane inside Hughes and appeared to be impeded by the England runner's arm only meters from the finish, was promoted to first place in 20.12 seconds.

Aaron Brown of Canada was second 20.34 and Northern Ireland's Leon Reid moved into third.

Watching it all was eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, now retired but at the Carrara Stadium to present the medals to the women's champion. Many expected him to be draping the gold medal over the neck of fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson, who had matched his feat at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 by winning the 100-200 double.

Instead it was Miller-Uibo, who won the Olympic 400-meter title with a memorable diving finish, who won the women's title in 22.09, taking 0.11 off the games record set by another Bahamas sprinter, Debbie Ferguson, in 2002.

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Miller - Uibo To Chase 400 Title At Ag Memorial Van Damme. Bahamas Tribune - 31 Aug 2017 Shaunae Miller - Uibo wins the women ' s 200 m followed by second placed Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, centre, and fourth placed Dafne Schippers of Netherlands, right, during the Weltklasse IAAF

Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller - Uibo attempts to become the first woman to sweep the 400m and 200 m at the World But while van Niekerk destroyed the 400m world record in his Olympic win , Miller - Uibo 's race The women ' s field saw drama -laden distance races, PBs, and amazing kicks

Shericka Jackson of Jamaica took silver in 22.18 and Dina Asher-Smith of England was third in 22.29, fractionally ahead of Thompson.

Earlier, Kyron McMaster won the 400-meter hurdles gold medal to give the British Virgin Islands its first medal ever at the Commonwealth Games.

He won in 48.25 seconds from Jeffrey Gibson of the Bahamas and Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica and dedicated the title to his former coach Xavier "Dag" Samuels, who died last year when Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean.

McMaster had the word "Guidance" tattooed onto his left biceps and printed on the wristband on his right arm as a tribute to Samuels.

"Tonight the gold meant a lot to the country, but I did what my coach would have wanted me to, go out there and run my race," McMaster said. "He's with me everywhere I go."

Australia picked up gold medals in the pole vault and the women's discus.

Kurtis Marschall cleared 5.70 meters on his third and final attempt to edge Canada's Shawn Barber.

Dani Stevens broke a 20-year-old games record to win the women's discus in with a best throw of 68.92 meters.

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