Athletics: Wimbley storms to surprising women’s 400m win

(Reuters) – The United States found a new sprint standout on Saturday when 23-year-old Shakima Wimbley equaled the year’s fastest 400 meters time with an impressive victory at the U.S. championships in Iowa.

Jun 23, 2018; Des Moines, IA, USA; Shakima Wimbley (center) wins the women’s 400m during the USA Championships at Drake Stadium. From left: Courtney Okolo, Jessica Beard, Wimbley, Jasmine Blocker and Kiana Horton of Baylor. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Wimbley had never broken 50 seconds in the event until she stormed home in 49.52 seconds to tie Bahamian Olympic champion…

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