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OLYMPICS: Former Bulldog Shaunae Miller-Uibo Repeats As Olympic 400m Champion

Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Photo: YouTube screengrab)

Former Georgia NCAA champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo set a personal record to win her second consecutive gold medal in the 400-meter dash for the Bahamas at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday.

Miller-Uibo’s win is the seventh gold for the Bulldog track and field program and first since she dove at the line in 2016 and edged American Allyson Felix.  Miller-Uibo’s national record time (48.36) makes her only the second woman in history to win two gold medals in the event.  Her time ranks No. 6 on the world’s all-time list, edging out her former personal best of 48.37.

 

 

 

 

Current and former University of Georgia student-athletes from track and field and swimming and diving have now captured 10 medals at the 2021 Games, including current sprinter Elija Godwin’s bronze in the mixed 4x400m relay earlier this week.

This was the eighth of 10 days of track and field events (Athletics) as the Games continue.

Miller-Uibo, who was also an Olympic finalist this year in the 200m where she took eighth, started in lane seven and left the field behind by the final turn.  Miller-Uibo topped the nearest competitor (Dominican Republic’s Marileidy Paulino, 49.20) by nearly a second as she crossed the line in 48.36. 

 

 

 

 

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Miller-Uibo captured her first Olympic gold by lunging at the line in Rio.  She ran a 50.88 to win the 2013 NCAA indoor 400m title for the Lady Bulldogs and remains No. 12 on the all-time collegiate performer list.  Miller is second on both the school’s all-time indoor list (50.88) and outdoor list (50.70).  She is at her third Olympics.

On Saturday, the final Bulldog competitors will be represented at this Olympics.  Former Bulldog All-American Charles Grethen will race in the 1500m final at 7:40 a.m. ET.  Former Georgia NCAA champion Lynna Irby will conclude the Games for UGA as her 4x400m relay team lines up in the final at 8:30 a.m.

Source: Georgia Sports Communications


2021 Georgia Soccer and Volleyball Broadcast Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 26, 12 p.m. – Soccer at LSU – ESPNU
Sunday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. – Soccer vs. Arkansas – ESPNU
Thursday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m. – Soccer at Florida – ESPNU 

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. – Volleyball at South Carolina – SEC Network
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Florida – ESPNU 
Friday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. – Volleyball at Texas A&M – SEC Network 
Sunday, Oct. 31, 12 p.m. – Volleyball at Alabama – SEC Network
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. – Volleyball at Kentucky – ESPNU
Sunday, Nov. 14, 12 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Missouri – ESPNU

Source: Georgia Sports Communications


Cortez Hankton was named Pass Game Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach in February of 2019 after serving the 2018 season as an assistant coach in charge of the receivers. 

During his tenure at UGA, Hankton has been part of teams that became the first in school history to win 11 or more games three straight seasons (2017-19), won two SEC Eastern Division titles (2018-19), and earned three consecutive appearances in a New Year’s Six Bowl game (2019 Allstate Sugar, 2020 Allstate Sugar, 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach).  The Bulldogs also finished in the top 10 in the final CFP rankings four straight years (2017-2020).  The 2019 and 2020 senior classes won 44 games—tied for most in school history.  

Birthdate: January 20, 1981
Birthplace: New Orleans, La.
Family: Wife Shon, sons Cortez “Trip” III and Cruz
High School: St. Augustine HS, New Orleans
College:  Texas Southern ‘02 (Business Administration)
Coaching Experience:
2012-14………………………………………… Dartmouth (Wide Receivers)
2015-17…………………………………………. Vanderbilt (Wide Receivers)
2018-Present……………………………………… Georgia (Wide Receivers)
Playing Experience:
1998-2002……………….. Texas Southern — Wide receiver, four-year
…………………………………. letterman, two-time All-SWAC, team MVP
2003-08……………………………. NFL — Jacksonville Jaguars, 2003-06;
………………………… Minnesota Vikings, 2007; Tampa Bay Bucs, 2008
2009-11…………………………………. UFL — New York Sentinels, 2009;
Florida Tuskers, 2010; Virginia Destroyers, 2011

Source: georgiadogs.com

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.