Sprinter Shaunae Miller Dives Across Finish Line To Win Gold


US sprinter Allyson Felix might've already been thinking about that gold medal around her neck, but Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller had other ideas.

As you can see in the video above, Felix was on the verge of winning gold in the 400-meter dash Monday night at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when Miller dove over the finish line to ensure a first-place finish.

As you might imagine, Felix was crushed by the shock defeat to Shaunae Miller, and it reportedly took her an hour to even address the media after the race.

One she finally spoke, Felix reportedly said,

Damn, son. Not only did Miller beat Felix on the track, it seems she trashed her psychologically, too.

Speaking on her impressive victory, Shaunae Miller reportedly said,

This is quite possibly one of the greatest moments of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Miller wanted to get that gold so badly, she literally put her body on the line.

I'm amazed, and it looks like I'm not the only one who's more than a little impressed by Shaunae Miller's win-at-all-costs mentality.

American hurdler Ryan Wilson made another important point about Shaunae Miller's win.

Honestly, this is what the spirit of the Olympics is truly about.

Citations: 'It's just painful': Allyson Felix tells of her heartbreak after losing 400-meter gold to Bahamian runner who dove across the finish line (Daily Mail)