Cynthia Silva (NBC News) writes about the Olympic silver medal-winner from the Dominican Republic, Marileidy Paulino: “The 24-year old sprinter’s run — and resulting silver medal — is a personal best that sets a new national record for the Caribbean nation.”
Marileidy Paulino’s Olympic sprint has broken multiple records for the Dominican Republic.
The 24-year-old sprinter captured silver Friday in the women’s 400-meter final with a time of 49.20, winning the Dominican Republic’s first medal in women’s track and field. Under Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo, she beat United States’ Allyson Felix, whose bronze medal run made her the most decorated woman in Olympic track history.
Paulino’s run is a personal best that sets a new national record for the Caribbean nation.
The sprinter, who is also a corporal in the Dominican Air Force, will also be coming home with another silver from her mixed 4×400-meter relay, a team consisting of Anabel Medina, Lidio Andrés Feliz, and Alexander Ogando.