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Prime Minister Minnis congratulates Shaunae Miller-Uibo for setting new world record

June 24, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis called Shaunae Miller-Uibo over the weekend to personally congratulate her on setting a new world record in the women’s 300m.


Prime Minister Minnis also extended congratulations to Mrs. Miller-Uibo and her husband, Maicel Uibo, on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas and the Bahamian people.


Mrs. Miller-Uibo set a new world record in the women’s 300m at the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike in the Czech Republic, on Thursday 20 June. She finished in 34.41s, more than a second faster than the previous 35.45s record.


Prime Minister Minnis acknowledged Mrs. Miller-Uibo’s stellar career as a sprinter and noted that this latest milestone was yet another example of her distinction in the sport of track and field.


Mrs. Miller-Uibo was the 400m Olympic champion in 2016 and the 200m gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


The Prime Minister said he looked forward to congratulating Mrs. Miller-Uibo in person on her next visit home to The Bahamas.