Paulino and Cofil make history

Marileidy Paulino and Fiordaliza Cofil, flew low on the track in their most recent Diamond League appearance this Friday in Lausanne, Switzerland, taking first and third place respectively in the 400m sprint.

Marileidy Paulino, ranked as the second best sprinter in the world in the 400 meters, behind the double Olympic champion Miller-Uibo, managed to cross the finish line at 49.87 seconds to obtain the first place.

Second place in the competition went to Barbados native Sada Williams, who posted a time of 49.87 seconds.

While Cofil, a native of Guaymate, La Romana, stopped the clock with a time of 50 seconds and 13 hundredths, setting her personal best.

they make history

Women continue to make history in this discipline. After their outstanding participation in the Oregon World Championship, where they won a gold medal in the 4×400 mixed relay together with their teammates Lidio Feliz and Alexander Ogando, they are now inscribing their name in a special way in this important competition.

And it is that after the result, it is the first time that two sprinters from the Dominican Republic obtain a podium in the same stage of the Diamond League.

After this result, Marileidy Paulino has three races won this season and qualifies for the final race to be held on September 7 in Zurich, Switzerland, where she seeks to become the absolute monarch.

In the month of May, in Qatar, Marileidy Paulino recorded a time of 51.20 seconds ahead of Stephenie Ann McPherson (51.69) and Shaunae Miller-Uibo (51.84).

In June, in Rabat Morocco, Paulino conquered the first position with a mark of 50.10, leaving behind Sada Williams (50.74) and Stephanie An McPherson (51.37).

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For his part, Fiordaliza was in the group of the first three places in the Diamond League, for the first time in his young and promising career.

Paulino, the star of Don Gregorio, Nizao, let his speed be felt as he approached the 200-meter mark, closely following Sada Williams, who resisted against the Dominican.

The ”ebony gazelle”, Paulino was one of four runners in the race with a time under 50 seconds, along with Sada Williams, Natalia Kaczmarek and Candice McLeod. In this stage, only the Dominican Paulino and Williams managed to time less than 50 seconds.

Alexander Ogando

The young sprinter Alexander Ogando also ran this Friday in the Diamond League, where he ranked fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.09 seconds. The race was dominated by North Americans Noah Lyles with a time of 19.56 seconds and Michael Norman 1 with 9.76 seconds, and Trinidad and Tobago representative Jereem Richards, who clocked 19.95 seconds.

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