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Miller looking for something special

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 6:00 AM
File Shaunae Miller

THE Bahamas' Shaunae Miller will be competing in Jamaica for the second time in the past two months, and Miller, who won silver in the 400m at the World Championships in Beijing last year, will once again be doing the 200m like she did during her previous trip in May.

After a personal best of 22.14 seconds on her way to winning the event at last year's staging of the Jamaica International Invitational, Miller is looking forward to today's Racers Grand Prix experience and is expecting something special.

"I am always excited at coming to compete in Jamaica as the National Stadium here has become a special place for me, and I am looking forward to a fast time," said Miller.

Miller is not, however, shying away from any time predictions.

"I never put any time down, but the main thing for me is to finish in the top three, and I have been working well on my speed and strength so far this season, and I expect to drop a big time," she continued.

Miller, who is the top female in the world in the 400m with her 49.69 seconds done in April, stated that she has been motivated by her Beijing World Championships silver-medal success.

"Beijing last year was a big success for me despite not fully being injury-free, but so far, I have been injury-free, and this year has been my first full year in training at my camp in Florida. It was not easy, but I do have some great athletes in my camp and I am very motivated," said Miller, who thinks it is going to take sub-49 seconds to win the women's 400m at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this year.

- Raymond Graham