|Birth name||Shaunae Miller|
|Born||15 April 1994|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
|College team||Georgia Bulldogs|
|Club||Pure Athletics Club|
|Coached by||Lance Brauman|
|Achievements and titles|
Shaunae Miller-Uibo (born 15 April 1994) is a Bahamian track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. She is a two-time Olympic champion after winning the women's 400 metres at the 2016 Rio Olympics and again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is the 2022 World Champion over 400m having won gold in Eugene.
At the World Athletics Championships Miller-Uibo won a silver medal in the 400 metres in 2015 and 2019, and a bronze at the 200 metres in 2017 when she also placed fourth at her longer distance. In 2022, she won her first world outdoor and indoor 400m titles. She holds North American records in the 400m both outdoors and indoors, set in October 2019 and February 2021 respectively. Her marks of 48.36 (improved at the Tokyo Games) and 50.21 seconds place her respectively sixth and joint eighth on the world all-time list. She holds world bests over the 300 metres outdoors and indoors.
At 16-year-old, she was the 400 m 2010 World junior champion to take the World youth title a year later. At 19, Miller-Uibo placed fourth in the 200m at the 2013 World Championships, and then took her first senior medal (a bronze) at the 2014 World Indoor Championships competing at 400m. She was the 2018 Commonwealth Games 200m champion, and won four Diamond League titles, having secured the 200m/400m double in 2017.
She holds world's fastest women's marks in straight races of 150m, and 200m. Her personal best of 21.74 s for the 200 m is a Bahamian national record. She won several national titles in both her disciplines, and also won the NCAA Division I indoor title for the Georgia Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
Of Afro-Bahamian heritage, Miller-Uibo was born in a Christian home to Mabelene and Shaun Miller in Nassau, Bahamas, the granddaughter and niece of pastors, on 15 April 1994. She has a personal faith and trust in God. Her sister is Shauntae-Ashleigh Miller, Miss Universe Bahamas 2020.
She completed her high school education at St. Augustine's College in Nassau and later attended the University of Georgia.
Miller-Uibo competed in athletics from a very young age and won five medals at the 2007 Central American and Caribbean Age Group Championships in Athletics in the under-14 category. Bronze medals in relay races followed at the 2009 CARIFTA Games and the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.
She claimed the 400 m titles at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships and 2010 CARIFTA Games, as well as four medals with the Bahamas in the 4 × 100 metres relay and 4 × 400 metres relay. Sixteen-year-old Miller-Uibo became the first Bahamian to be 400 m champion at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and the youngest woman to ever win the event. She won the gold medal in a time of 52.52 denying Margaret Etim who finished second in 53.05 (this was the slowest winning time in the history of the event).
In the following year Miller-Uibo won the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics with a time of 51.84, becoming the first athlete to ever hold both the U20 and U18 championship 400 m titles concurrently. She returned to defend her 400 m title at the 2011 CARIFTA Games, but was disqualified in the final. She also failed in her defence at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, trailing in fourth. She did however win 200 m and 4 × 400 metres relay silver medals at the 2012 CARIFTA Games. In her last age category competition, she won three gold medals (200 m, 400 m, 4 × 100 metres relay) at the 2013 CARIFTA Games and was given the Austin Sealy Award as the best athlete of the tournament.
At the 2012 Olympics Miller-Uibo did not finish her 400 m heat. Miller-Uibo turned professional in 2013, signing a sponsorship deal with Adidas. She made her first global final that same year, taking fourth at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in the 200 m. The year after, she won her first senior medal at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships behind Francena McCorory and Kaliese Spencer in the 400 m. She made the 200 m final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but ended the race in sixth.
The 2015 season marked her first impact at the IAAF Diamond League, as she won the 400 m at the top level Athletissima and Memorial Van Damme meets. Miller-Uibo won the silver medal in the 400 m at the 2015 World Championships that year. She also ran with the Bahamian women's 4 × 400 metres relay team in the heats at that competition and set a Bahamian national record of 3:28.46 minutes.
In 2016, Miller-Uibo won the Prefontaine Classic 400 m event.
At the 2017 Prefontaine Classic, Miller-Uibo became the first Bahamian woman to run under 22 seconds in the 200 metres, improving her own national record to 21.91 seconds. On 4 June 2017, she set the 200 metres straight world record of 21.76, greatly improving the previous record of 22.55 set by Allyson Felix. At the 2017 World Championships in London she won the bronze medal in the 200 metres race. She finished fourth in the 400 metres event. In the same year, Miller-Uibo won both the 400 m and the 200 m Diamond League titles, making her the first Bahamian to ever win a Diamond League title.
Having dominated the 200 m during 2018 and 2019, and clocking a world-leading time in the 400 m in 2018, Miller-Uibo won the 400 m silver medal in the 2019 World Championships in Athletics in Qatar, running the tenth fastest time in history, a national record of 48.37 seconds. The winner of the event, Salwa Eid Naser, was provisionally suspended by the Athletics integrity Unit in June 2020 for missing four anti doping tests in a period of 12 months, the last of which was in January 2020.
On 13 February 2021, Miller-Uibo broke a NACAC record for the indoor 400 m with her time of 50.21 seconds, set at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in New York. On 4 April, she opened her outdoor season with a world-leading time of 22.03 s, her fastest ever 200 m opener, set at the Pure Athletics Spring Invitational in Clermont, Florida.
The next year, she claimed her first global indoor or outdoor title as a senior, winning the women's 400m event at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade with a time of 50.31 s, after her bronze indoor debut in 2014.
At the 2016 Olympics she won the gold medal in the 400 m, diving across the line to beat Allyson Felix by 0.07 seconds and record a personal best time of 49.44 seconds. She was the flag-bearer for the Bahamas at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Miller-Uibo went on to win the gold medal again in the 400 m at the 2020 Olympics, held in Tokyo in 2021.
Information from World Athletics profile unless otherwise noted.
|Outdoor||100 metres||10.98||+1.4 m/s||Clermont, FL, United States||24 July 2020|
|150 metres||17.15||-2.5 m/s||Bradenton, FL, United States||9 July 2020|
|200 metres||21.74||-0.4 m/s||Zürich, Switzerland||29 August 2019||NR|
|300 metres||34.41||Ostrava, Czech Republic||20 June 2019||World best|
|400 metres||48.36||Tokyo, Japan||6 August 2021||North American record, 6th all time|
|Indoor||200 metres||22.40||Fayetteville, AR, United States||31 January 2021||NR|
|300 metres||35.45||New York, NY United States||3 February 2018||AB =World best|
|400 metres||50.21||New York, NY United States||13 February 2021||North American record, =8th all time|
|Outdoor||150 m straight||16.23||-0.7 m/s||Boston, MA, United States||20 May 2018||1st all time |
|200 m straight||21.76||+0.5 m/s||Boston, MA, United States||4 June 2017||1st all time |
|2007||CAC Age Group Championships (U14)||San Salvador, El Salvador||3rd||80 m||10.30|
|3rd||60 m hurdles||9.82|
|3rd||Long jump||4.84 m|
|2nd||Shot put||8.44 m|
|2009||CARIFTA Games (U17)[note 1]||Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia||5th||100 m||11.94 w|
|6th||300 m hurdles||44.55|
|3rd||4×100 m relay||47.04|
|3rd||4×400 m relay||3:45.99|
|Pan American Junior Championships||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||5th||4×100 m relay||45.85|
|3rd||4×400 m relay||3:42.17|
|2010||CAC Junior Championships (U17)||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||3rd||200 m||24.51|
|2nd||4×100 m relay||46.64|
|2nd||4×400 m relay||3:51.27|
|CARIFTA Games (U17)||George Town, Cayman Islands||1st||400 m||53.36|
|4th||300 m hurdles||43.35|
|3rd||4×100 m relay||46.85|
|3rd||4×400 m relay||3:48.86|
|World Junior Championships||Moncton, Canada||1st||400 m||52.52|
|4th||4×400 m relay||3:33.43|
|2011||CARIFTA Games||Montego Bay, Jamaica||DQ||400 m||False start|
|3rd||4×400 m relay||3:41.05|
|World Youth Championships||Lille, France||1st||400 m||51.84|
|2012||CARIFTA Games (U20)||Hamilton, Bermuda||2nd||200 m||23.18|
|2nd||4×400 m relay||3:40.44|
|World Junior Championships||Barcelona, Spain||4th||400 m||51.78|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||DNF (heats)||400 m||Did not finish|
|2013||CARIFTA Games (U20)||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||200 m||22.77 CR|
|1st||4×100 m relay||44.77|
|World Championships||Moscow, Russia||4th||200 m||22.74|
|DQ (semis)||4×100 m relay||Lane infringement|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||3rd||400 m||52.06|
|Commonwealth Games||Glasgow, United Kingdom||6th||400 m||53.08|
|7th (semis)||4×100 m relay||44.50 Q[note 2]|
|7th||4×400 m relay||3:34.86|
|2015||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||DQ||4×200 m relay||Illegal pass|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||2nd||400 m||49.67|
|10th (semis)||4×400 m relay||3:28.46 NR|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||1st||400 m||49.44|
|2017||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||10th (semis)||4×400 m relay||3:34.40|
|1st||4×400 m mixed||3:14.42|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||3rd||200 m||22.15|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||1st||200 m||22.09 GR|
|Continental Cup||Ostrava, Czech Republic||1st||200 m||22.16|
|1st||4×100 m relay||42.11|
|1st||4×400 m mixed||3:13.01|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||2nd||400 m||48.37 AR|
|2021||Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||8th||200 m||24.00|
|1st||400 m||48.36 AR|
|2022||World Indoor Championships||Belgrade, Serbia||1st||400 m||50.31 SB|
|World Championships||Eugene, OR, United States||1st||400 m||49.11 WL|
Miller met Maicel Uibo, an Estonian decathlete who won silver at the 2019 World Championships, at Georgia and the pair married in 2017.
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