On Monday night in Rio, Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas won gold in the 400 metres, beating runner up Allyson Felix by 0.07 seconds.
But in the hours since, there has been widespread public outcry about the fairness of her win.
The issue is that Miller didn’t exactly cross the line first.
Instead, she dove (or fell, according to some sources) across the finish line. In real time, it looked like her US competitor had won, as her whole (upright) body definitely crossed the finish line before Miller. But, when the official ruling came through, Miller was declared the winner.
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) August 16, 2016