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Photo Finish! Runner Dives Head-First Across Finish Line to Take Olympic Gold


It was the dive seen around the world as Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dove head-first across the finish line to edge past Team USA's Allyson Felix for Olympic gold.

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At the very end of the 400-meter final Monday, Miller and Felix were neck-and-neck until the Bahamian jumped as if there was a pool on the track.

Social media quickly erupted in chatter, with many questioning whether the dive was legal.

Former Olympian Lolo Jones tweeted: "America we have won medals off of dives, so please have more class."

Jones also defended Miller in a series of tweets:

Felix, whose silver medal makes her the most-decorated American female in Olympic track and field history, was asked about the dive on the Today show Tuesday.

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She said: “It happens every now and then.”

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