Miller-Uibo down to contest 200/400m double in Tokyo, despite unfriendly schedule

By July 05, 2021

Shaunae-Miller-Uibo, the 2016 Olympic 400m champion has been registered to run both the 200m and 400m this summer, despite an unfriendly schedule.

The 27-year-old Miller-Uibo has, over the past two years lamented the reluctance of the International Olympic Committee to adjust the schedule that would allow her to compete in both events. This is something they have done for Americans Michael Johnson and Allison Felix as well Marie-Jose Perec at previous Olympiads.

However, the current Olympic schedule shows that the preliminary round and semi-finals of the 200m will be run on Monday, August 2, with the first round of the 400m set to begin on Tuesday, August 3, the same day as the 200m finals.

Nonetheless, according to the Bahamas Olympic Committee, Miller-Uibo is down to do both events.

Her compatriot, Steven Gardiner, the 2019 400m World Champion, is also listed for the 200m and 400m.

The remainder of the team comprises Samuel Colebrooke, who will run the 100m while Jamal Wilson had been registered for the high jump. Veteran jumper Donald Thomas is a provisional entry for the event.

Meanwhile, Tynia Gaither has been entered for the 100m and 200m. Brianne Bethel and Anthonique Strachan have also been entered for the 200m.

Pedrya Seymour makes the team for the 100m hurdles.

Doneisha Anderson, Megan Moss and Lacathera Cooper will Miller-Uibo, Strachan and Bethel for the 4 x 400m relay.

Swimmer Joanna Evans has been 200m and 400m freestyle with Laura Morley being a provisional entry and Izaak Bastian has been entered for the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

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