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Shaunae Miller-Uibo returns from childbirth for track and field worlds


Bahama’s Shaunae Miller-Uibo (R), Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson and Barbados’ Sada Williams compete during the women’s 400m event during the IAAF Diamond League athletics Doha meeting at the Khalifa International stadium in the Qatar capital on May 13, 2022. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP) (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

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Olympic and world champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo plans to race the 400m at this month’s world championships, her first major competition since having son Maicel on April 20.

Miller-Uibo, 29, was named to the Bahamian roster over the weekend.

A representative for Miller-Uibo said Wednesday that she will race the 400m at worlds in Budapest, starting with the first round on Aug. 20.

Miller-Uibo, who won last year’s world title in 49.11 seconds, joins a field that includes American Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, the Olympic and world 400m hurdles champion who switched to the flat 400m this year.

McLaughlin-Levrone ran 48.74 to win the U.S. title last month. That’s the world’s best time since Miller-Uibo won the Tokyo Olympics in 48.36.

Miller-Uibo made her competitive return from childbirth on July 5-6 in a heptathlon at her national championships in Nassau.