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    Shaunae Miller tops women's 400 meters with diving finish to spoil Allyson Felix's bid for fifth Olympic gold

    Aug 16, 2016
    Shaunae Miller dives across the finish line ahead of Allyson Felix. AP

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Shaunae Miller of Bahamas has won the women's 400-meter final with a diving finish on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), preventing American Allyson Felix from capturing a fifth Olympic gold medal.

    Miller finished in 49.44 on Monday to narrowly hold off world champion Felix, who finished strongly in 49.51. Shericka Jackson of Jamaica won the bronze in 49.85.

    Middle distance runner David Rudisha won gold — but didn't get a world record this time.

    The Kenyan won his second Olympic title in a row on Monday by swerving into the lead just after halfway and using his long strides to kick for home.

    The only one to keep close was Taoufik Makhloufi, the 1,500 gold medalist at the London Games four years ago.

    Between the two middle distance champions, Rudisha never gave the Algerian a chance and won in 1 minute, 42.15 seconds, over a second of the time he set at the Olympics four years ago.

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    Makhloufi ran an Algerian record of 1:42.61 and Clayton Murphy of the United States set a personal best of 1:42.93 for bronze.

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    Shaunae Miller dives across the finish line ahead of Allyson Felix. AP
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