People Are Freaking Out Because Of The Wild Finish To The Women’s 400 Meters

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08.15.16 5 Comments

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Allyson Felix is one of the most decorated track and field stars in the world, and as such was expected to take home the gold medal in the women’s 400 meter race on Monday night at the Rio Olympics. Instead, Felix took home silver. Everybody is having a meltdown about the race’s finish though, and it’s not because the United States didn’t take home gold.

Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas beat Felix by the slimmest of margins by straight up diving across the finish line. There have surely been some surprise upsets at the Olympics, but not many that are accomplished by such unorthodox methods.

The internet, naturally, is flipping out over Miller’s decision to dive head first across the finish line.

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