Marileidy is second in Diamond League; cashes in US$36,000 for three races

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Vice President Raquel Peña congratulated Marileidy Paulino for making second place in the Diamond League finals in Zurich, Switzerland with a 49.96. Paulino was the favorite to win the race. Her personal best time is the 49.20 she clocked when winning the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics on 6 August 2021.



Quanera Hayes of the USA made 49.88 to win the Zurich competition. Hayes had placed a disappointing seventh in the Tokyo Olympics.



Vice President Peña tweeted:“We congratulate you on winning silver in the #DiamondLeague. With the stopwatch in 49.96 you give us a new victory in Switzerland. You continue to proudly raise our flag. You are an example of tenacity and our queen in the 400 m.”



Marileidy Paulino took advantage of her top form for the Tokyo Olympics, where she won silvers in the 400m and 4x400m mixed relay to win her first two races in the 400m...

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