Marileidy Paulino, Olympic runner-up in the individual and mixed quartet in the 400-meter dash, winner of the first test in that distance in the Diamond League, showed that she is also a hope for medals for the Dominican Republic, when she stopped the clock at 22.59, in 200 meters, in his race in Savona Italy, at the Centro Sportivo Fontanassa stadium, for the first position.
She set a national record for her second win in less than a week, abroad.
The 11th version of this championship, which corresponds to the “World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger”, allowed the native of Don Gregorio/San Cristóbal to show that, in addition to being an anchor, she is fast on the track for a first place in the competition at 12:00 noon, 6:00 pm, Italian time.
Her competition at that distance is part of her training for the World Championships in Athletics, in Eugene, Oregon, which will take place from July 15 to 24.
In Tokyo 2020, she became the first Dominican woman with a medal in the Olympic Games, when she won silver in the mixed quartet and the first national athlete, who comes with two medals hanging on her chest.
In individual she was second to Shaunae Miller from Bahamas, who she beat in the first test of the Diamond League, who made a record time of 48.36 for gold and Paulino did 49.20; Allyson Michelle Felix from Los Angeles, United States crossed third with a time of 49:26.