Photo Finish! Runner Dives Head-First Across Finish Line to Take Olympic Gold
It was the dive seen around the world.
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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