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IAAF World Championships: Husband-wife win silvers in the stunning night at the track

World Athletics Championships - Doha 2019

Possibly soon, Shonai Miller-Aibo and her husband, Missel Aibo, will make fun of each other over who has the attractive of two silver medals they’re taking home. The apparent answer for both husband and wife will be “Of course I do ‘’.

None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she strike. Certainly not the second-place finisher’s husband, Decathlete Maicel Uibo, who left with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise as the one his wife is taking home.A

On a warm and frizzy night at the track where nothing went as expected, Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo suffered her first loss in the 400 meters. The woman who beat her was Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain, who was the fastest since 1985.

When Naser crossed the finish line and saw her time, she was shocked to see that she lost even finishing within 48.37seconds.”I still can’t believe the time,” Naser said. “When I saw the time, I went completely crazy. I was training so hard but I never expected to run this fast.” But Thursday night at Khalifa International Stadium was a night to expect the unexpected. Uibo came out of nowhere,  but neither was he at the top of the list of medal candidates.

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