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Shaunae Miller wins 400m gold medal by diving across finish line

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Shaunae Miller captured the gold medal in the women’s 400m on Monday and she did so with maximum effort.

The 22-year-old from Bahamas was running side-by-side with Allyson Felix of the United States for the last portion of the race. As the two approached the finish, Miller dove for the line and the gold medal. Here a a coupe of photos of how close the finish was.

Afterward, there were some who felt Miller used an unfair tactic to secure the victory. However, former Olympian Lolo Jones disagrees, saying diving is not as uncommon as some may think.

Miller became the first woman from Bahamas to win Olympic gold in the 400m since Tonique Williams-Darling at the Athens Games in 2004. Miller’s time of 49.44 seconds was a personal best.

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