Shaunae Miller-Uibo blitzes to gold in women’s 400m as Bahamian star romps ahead of field in Tokyo final while Allyson Felix takes bronze to become most decorated woman in Olympics track and field history

Shaunae Miller-Uibo romped to gold in the women’s 400m final in Tokyo with a blistering performance on Friday.

There were concerns surrounding the Bahamian star who won gold in Rio five years ago – following her performance in the semi final, leading to her recalibrating ahead of the final in Japan.

However, she left little doubt as to who reigns supreme in the women’s 400m, blitzing her competition with a time of 48.36seconds to repeat her feat in Brazil.

Miller-Uibo becomes the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic titles in the event since France’s Marie-Jose Perec in 1996.

Marileidy Paulino of the Dominacan Republic took second place with a time of 49.20 seconds while United States star Allyson Felix took bronze – her 10th Olympic medal in what has been a glittering career for the 35-year-old.

Felix’s bronze made her the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history, edging ahead of Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey.

Meanwhile, Team GB’s Jodie Williams, 27, ran strongly having vowed to compete for gold in Friday’s final.

Williams set a new personal best of 49.97 seconds in the semi final and clocked the exact same time in the final, which was only good enough for sixth. medal.

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