By Kate Samuelson
August 16, 2016

The Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller won gold in Rio after crossing the women’s 400 meter final by not running but diving into the finish line.

This controversial — but perfectly legal — move pulled Miller the seven-hundredths of a second ahead of U.S.’s Allyson Felix that she needed in order to become the Olympic champion.

Internet users have been divided over how ethical Miller’s move was — but she’s far from the first Olympian to have used this diving technique to take home a trophy. Here are some others:

Joao Vitor de Oliveira

Britain's Andrew Pozzi and Brazil's Joao Vitor De Oliveira, right, compete in a men's 110-meter hurdles heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Martin Meissner—AP

The 24-year-old Brazilian hurdler Joao Vitor de Oliveira progressed to the Rio competition’s semi-finals by executing a Superman-style dive headfirst over the finishing line – beating South Africa’s Antonio Alkana by one hundredth of a second.

But Vitor de Oliveira’s dive was not unplanned, as Miller’s is said to have been. He has spoken publicly in the past about diving being an essential element of his racing strategy, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reports. “I always do that, it’s no accident,” he said. “I broke my ribs doing it in China.”

Kumari Taki

Kumari Taki (KEN) defeats Taresa Tolosa (ETH) and Anthony Kiptoo (KEN) to win the 1,500m in 3:48.63 in the IAAF World U20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Jiro Mochizuki/IOS via AP Images)
Jiro Mochizuki—AP

At the World Junior Track & Field Championships in July, Kenyan Kumari Taki took the 1500 meter gold medal by diving – and, rather painfully, sliding – across the finish line. He beat Ethiopia’s Teresa Tolosa by just 0.14 of a second.

Jeffrey Porter

Jason Richardson and Aries Merritt lunge for the finish as Jeffrey Porter falls in the men's 110 meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Charlie Riedel—AP

At the 110-meter hurdles at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track Trials, athlete Jeffrey Porter dived across the line for third place – beating his next-best competitor by 0.06 seconds. His desperate dive allowed the New Jersey native to claim the final place on Team USA’s 110-meter high hurdles team – which allowed him to head to London to compete in the 2012 Games.

Bershawn Jackson

Kerron Clement lunges for the finish as Bershawn Jackson falls in the men's 400 meter hurdles final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Eric Gay—AP

Sometimes executing a dive doesn’t always pay off – as field and track athlete Bershawn Jackson discovered when he dived to the finish line of the 400-meter hurdles during the U.S. trials for the London Olympics, held in Eugene, Oregon, in July 2012. The budding Olympian narrowly lost his chance to compete as part of the U.S. team, with Kerron Clermont scoring third position.

Write to Kate Samuelson at kate.samuelson@time.com.

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