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London 2017 Debate | Women's 400m

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Andre Lowe: Shaunae Miller vs Allyson Felix, that has been the narrative ahead of the women's 400m

Raymond Graham: And this is correct, the gold medal will be decided between the two, undoubtedly the class acts among all competitors in the female one lap event.

Andre Lowe: Both women were extremely comfortable and very impressive at the same time. Shaunae has improved her speed this year and will be looking to use that to her advantage particularly in the first phase of the race. But she is going up a lady who also has excellent speed, I'm struggling to see where the Bahamian can find an advantage here

Raymond Graham: Because of her impressive sub 22 seconds this season in the 200m, most people think she will win based on that but I am not going that route as Felix is a genuine quarter miler.

Andre Lowe: Felix went very close to getting the win in Rio despite suffering serious injury. Her preparation has not been perfect this year either but I think she is in good shape now to go on and top the podium.

Raymond Graham: While we are going to see a titanic clash between the two, it is also going to be very close for the bronze as any of three athletes have outstanding chances here in, the United States duo of Phyllis Francis and Quanera Haynes and Jamaica's Shericka Jackson.

Andre Lowe: Are we ruling out Stephenie-Ann McPherson?

Raymond Graham: Not competing for most of the season will not help her cause as there is nothing to gauge her performance and because of this, I do not see her challenging for a medal.