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Marileidy Paulino wins silver medal at the World Championships

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Dominican Marileidy Paulino won the silver medal by finishing second in the final race of the 400 meter dash at the Oregon 2022 world championships in athletics.

Paulino had a time of 49.60 and was behind Bahamian Shauna e Miller-Uibo, who He achieved a time of 49.11 and took with him the gold medal.

The Barbadian Sada Williams took the bronze after reaching a record of 49.75. The Dominican Fiordaliza Coffil also participated in the final, who came in sixth place by placing a 50.57 seconds in her career record.

The Dominican Republic has already become champion in the 4×400 mixed relay modality, setting a time of 3:09.82; which marked a new “world leadership”.

Paulino, who ran in lane six, saw Miller-Uibo win gold on August 6 at the Tokyo Olympics, lived the same experience of winning silver, even so, the night is great for the Dominican, Well, he is a two-time medalist in the two most important events on the globe.

The Dominican sprinter, who won gold in the 400-meter mixed relay on the opening night of the World Cup, on July 15th is joined by Félix Sánchez and Luguelin Santos as the only Dominicans with Olympic and world medals.

Going into the 200m, Miller-Uibo began to swing the race in her favor, with Paulino following close behind and her compatriot, Cofil giving up space. Around the last 50 meters, Paulino was forced to attack even more to grab the silver, as Barbados’ Sada Williams held that metal up to that point. In the end she got the bronze.

The uniqueness of this final of the 400-meter dash is marked by the fact that three Caribbean islanders took possession of the podium. Miller-Uibo, was the silver winner at the 2019 World Cup, where Jamaican Shericka Jackson took bronze; the gold was from Salwa Eid Naser. In 2017 there was no athlete from the insular Caribbean on the podium.

The Bahamas has come in a clear rise, as she was fourth in the 2017 World Cup.

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