News26 Jan 2022

Miller-Uibo ready to return to Staten Island


400m winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (© Getty Images)

Organisers of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix have confirmed that two-time Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo will return to the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting on Staten Island, New York, on 6 February.

Miller-Uibo is coming off a 2021 season that saw her go undefeated over 400m, starting with a Bahamian indoor record at last year’s New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, and ending with the successful defence of her Olympic title, recording a remarkable 48.36 to break her own continental record.

Miller-Uibo will face stiff competition in Wadeline Jonathas, the 2020 US indoor 400m champion and Olympic 4x400m champion.

Other key additions the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix include Omar McLeod, the 2016 Olympic sprint hurdles champion, who will line up in the flat 60m against the previously announced Noah Lyles and Ronnie Baker.

Diamond League 110m hurdles champion Devon Allen will join world record-holder Grant Holloway in the 60m hurdles, while Eorupean and Commonwealth 1500m medallist Jake Wightman will step up in distance to contest the 3000m, where he’ll take on Spain’s 2017 European indoor champion Adel Mechaal and Luis Grijalva, the Guatemalan record-holder at 1500m, 3000m and 5000m.

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix is the third World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of 2022. There are seven Gold level meetings across the series, starting with Karlsruhe on 28 January and culminating in Madrid on 2 March.

Organisers for World Athletics