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Olympic Sprinter Shaunae Miller Praises God for Her Win

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Aug 16
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Shaunae Miller, the Olympic sprinter from the Bahamas, won gold in the women’s 400-meter race last night, and she is giving God the glory.

Miller won by 0.07 seconds against the U.S.’s decorated racing champion Allyson Felix, according to

The race was so close, in fact, that Miller dove across the finish line in a dramatic effort to win. 

In a post-race interview, Miller said, "I just give God the thanks and praise. He has bought [sic] me so far. It is such an emotional moment for me but I just give God the thanks and praise."

When asked about her dive to the finish line, Miller said, "The only thing I was thinking was the gold medal and the next thing I know I was on the ground. It was just a reaction."

Although some criticized Miller’s dive across the finish line, other runners came to her aid, stating that the move is completely legal.

Miller, who carried her country’s flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, said that after she won the 400-meter she “just remembered all the hard workouts I have been doing. But like I said I just give God all the thanks and praise.”

"I could not have done it without him. I am so happy and so grateful,” she said.


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Publication date: August 16, 2016