Miller-Uibo back in action in Morocco

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas celebrating bronze in the 200 meter final in London at the 2017 IAAF World Championships athletics at the London Stadium in London on August 11, 2017. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto)

Shaunae Miller-Uibo will be the sole Bahamian representative at today’s International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco.

Miller-Uibo will compete in the women’s 200-metres (m) out of lane six. The New Providence native comes in as the favorite in the race, followed by Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, from Nigeria, who clocked a personal best of 22.04 seconds earlier this season.

As it stands, Miller-Uibo is eighth in the race for the Diamond League title with eight points. Despite trailing the leader, Salwa Eid Naser, from Berlin, by more than 20 points, Miller-Uibo could creep into contention with wins in London and Birmingham over the next few weeks. Miller-Uibo is also in first in the 400m standings with eight points.

Each athlete crowned IAAF Diamond League Champion wins $50,000 in prize money at the end of the season. With two finals, each staging 16 Diamond Disciplines, the total prize money awarded amounts to $1,600,000.