Olympic silver medalist Marilay Di Paulino will be participating internationally for the first time this Friday to face Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uivo (Bahamas) for the first time. This is reminiscent of the duel between the two in the 400m flat final. Of the Tokyo Olympics.
This time it will appear a second time in the Diamond League in Doha (Qatar) at 7:04 pm (12:04 noon in DR), the first date of the distance.For rivals, it’s almost like
Paulino (who won $ 12,000 in his performance), who is close to winning the 2021 Diamond League, has other rivals in the Olympic finals, including Miller Uivo and Stephenie Ann McPherson (Jamaica), who finished fourth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. To win. Candice McLeod (Jamaica) and semi-finalist Sada Williams (Barbad).RELATED
“The beginning of the season is always accompanied by uncertainty about what we have to do,” said Paulino coach Yasen Perez. “But this difference will be the next Olympic champion,” he said of Miller, who also won the gold medal at the Indoor World Cup. McPherson finished in 3rd place.
1 Natalia Kachimalek Poland 50.702 Linna Arby United States 49.803 Candice MacLeod Jamaica 49.514 Marilay Di Paulino Dominican Republic 49.205 Shaunae Miller Wibo Bahamas 48.366 Stephenie Ann McPherson Jamaica 49.347 Sada Williams Barbados 50.11
“Well, we hope it works,” continued Perez, who followed his athlete’s career from the Dominican Republic.
Paulino has held several tournaments in the Dominican Republic, but it does not comply with the proper preparations his coach has planned.
“For some details, the preparation wasn’t as fluid as we expected, but Mali Lady is very well prepared. This is important,” said the coach.
The Bahamas won the Olympic gold medal and gave up on the 2022 Diamond League.
The Dominican Republic was second in the Olympics and second in the league, but last September Paulino took the lead in the world rankings from the Bahamas. Paulino’s leadership (1,425 points) keeps him above Miller (1,392).
McPherson is the third (1,390). Five of the eight runners on this stage are in the top ten of the ranking. “We go from race to race,” Perez said. “We challenge everything, because I know it’s the attitude we always take when faced with challenges and it’s going to be a great race for Mari Lady.”