Wedding Bells echoes as Uibo ties knot with Shaunae Miller

By Christopher Osborne


It’s an Olympian affair of Holy Matrimony between Estonia Decathlon Olympian, Maicel Uibo and Shaunae Miller, Bahamian Olympic gold medalist in the 400 meters of the 2016 Olympics games, held in Rio, Brazil.   
Miller and Uibo’s social media referrals of marriage confirmation and accolades are an added hotspot of flames for Bahamians ‘and internationals, as the two Olympians tied the knot on February 04, 2017 here in Nassau, Bahamas.
Recently, Uibo participated in the 11th annual Road Runners Track and Field Shot Put event and, he is expected to compete in the upcoming World Championship games.
The Estonian decathlete who finished 19th at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia said that after completing his studies with college in the United States of America, “thought it best to have a change of country of practice and reside here for a few months.”   
After asking why he chose to train in Nassau, Bahamas, Uibo noted “I wanted a change of environment instead of being in the US at the University of Georgia, I decided to come train in Nassau’s weather and, my body feels better in warm weather” Uibo added.  
However, apart from training, the well focused decathlete, Uibo, spends his time with his lovely Bahamian fiancée, Shaunae Miller.  His overall goal during his training and practice here in Nassau, is to “stay healthy for the Decathlon.”  
Meanwhile, on the field, Uibo is receiving professional coaching from renowned Bahamian medalist, Shot Putter great, Bradley Cooper.  “Brad” noted that “Uibo is working on his technique (in the shot put) and is trying to raise his standards and measurements for the Decathlon.”   Cooper is also a retired male discus thrower and shot putter for the Bahamas, who noted further that “Uibo is very coachable,” as he looked on to ascertain further Uibo’s shot-put measurements and final throw of (14.30) to edge out other Bahamian competitors in the Road Runner’s track and field event.
Walking over to the high jump scene in the stadium, Uibo politely says “thanks Coach!” to “Brad” Cooper, who was also top athlete for his native country in two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1984 and setting his personal best, 67.10 metres (220.1ft), in the discus event on June 14, 1986 in Nassau.
For the high jump event, Uibo soared to a season’s best of 21.05 on January 21, 2017 in the Road Runner’s 11th annual Dianna Lynn Thompson Event that was held Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at the Thomas A Robinson stadium.
This in itself, is a great moment for the 24 year old Estonian decathlete who is garnering as much as he can in what is, a once in a life time opportunity to work with Cooper and gain some additional coaching in  preparation for his upcoming international events.  Recently, the 2016 Olympian, Maicel Uibo picked up the 2016 Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  
Looking toward the near future and with an aim to remain in Nassau for a few months, Uibo noted that he is readying himself for the seasonal events that will resume in May, 2017.  Extending an early congratulation to Uibo on graduating from University this year, the Estonian decathlete says that after his sports career, he is uncertain what or where he will venture into, however, while taking a brief pause with a serious expression, he said, “I will remain hopeful.”

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