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This was a shocking Women’s 400m Final at the World Championships

Jamaica 5th, 6th, 8th in a shocking 400m Final at the World Championships

The women’s 400m final was supposed to be a head-to-head between reigning champion Allyson Felix and Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo and the script played out perfectly for the first 330 metres.

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But Felix was the first of the leading protagonists to fade out of title contention and then Miller-Uibo unexpectedly – and dramatically – tied up. Phyllis Francis came through the carnage to take a most unexpected title in a lifetime best of 49.92 while teenager Salwa Eid Naser from Bahrain ran an even-paced race to take silver in a national record of 50.06, her third of the championships.

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Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, and Novlene Williams-Mills finished 5th, 6th, and 8th respectively.