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Bahamas Proves It Is a World Superpower in Sports

The Bahamas, a group of islands and cays extending from just off the coast of Florida to the northern tip of Cuba, is recognized internationally as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations.

With a total population of slightly less than 400,000, globally it is a tiny nation in every sense of the word, but at the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo, it demonstrated that it is among the world’s best.

On Friday, Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the women’s 400 meters, running a personal best of 48.36 seconds and defending her gold medal from the 2016 Rio Games.

A day earlier, Steven Gardiner lifted the spirits of the entire nation, winning gold for The Bahamas in the men’s 400-meter race.

By the time this appears in print in the Washington Informer, the gold medal-winning duo the other members of the Bahamian Olympic team would have been welcomed back home with a giant motorcade through the streets of New Providence, where the Bahamas capital of Nassau is located.

According to The Bahamas government’s remuneration program for Olympic gold medalists, both Gardiner and Miller-Uibo will receive $60,000 each for their winning performances.

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