Following Karsten Warholm’s legendary world record (NOR), the women in the Olympic final over the 400m hurdles put in a great show as well.
Indeed as expected, American Sidney McLaughlin set a new world record over the 400m hurdles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
She won in 51.46 seconds and improved her mark by 44 hundredths of a second. Her compatriot Dalilah Mohamed, who finished second, took the silver, also staying below the old record by 51.58 seconds. Fimk Paul of the Netherlands with a European record of 52.03 bronze.
“Run your race!”
“What a great race! I just wanted to give it all up. I can’t really think of that just yet. It’s going to happen and then I’m going to celebrate it,” said McLaughlin, who simply said to herself as she searched for Muhammad. : “Run your race!”.
The second place was taken by Muhammad, who also remained below the old world record, which he led for a long time. “Every question now revolves around whether I am happy or not happy with the silver. I am happy that one and two went to the States, and I am happy the second. It has been a great year. Breaking my best is great.”
Run a men’s tale
This was the second world record on a court roll in hurdles in 24 hours. Norway’s Karsten Warholm was victorious on Tuesday in the men’s. The two-time world champion scored an amazing victory by 45.94 seconds, ahead of American Ray Benjamin (46.17).
Warholm had only broken the old world record on July 1 at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo and pushed it to 46.70.
Athletics – Women’s 400m Hurdles:
1. Sidney McLaughlin (USA) 51.46 sec. (WR)
2. Dalilah Muhammad (USA) 51.58
3. Fimc Ball (bottom) 52.03
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