Marileidy Paulino’s Olympic run is a historic win for the Dominican Republic

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.

For original article, see https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/marileidy-paulinos-olympic-run-historic-win-dominican-republic-rcna1615

Also see https://apnews.com/article/deportes-46461715dd3bb71a9be4d31e3f222007 and https://dominicantoday.com/dr/sports/2021/08/06/dominican-marileidy-paulino-wins-silver/

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