Olympics-Athletics-American McLaughlin breaks world record to win women's 400 hurdles

4/8/2021 6:19:00 AM

Olympics-Athletics-American McLaughlin breaks world record to win women's 400 hurdles

American Sydney Mclaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad

Olympics-Athletics-American McLaughlin breaks world record to win women's 400 hurdles

American Sydney McLaughlin broke her own 400 metres hurdles world record to win the gold medal in 51.46 seconds at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.

2related media assets (image or videos) available. Click to see the gallery.04 Aug 2021 11:05AMShare this contentBookmarkTOKYO: The 21-year-old stuttered on the penultimate barrier but was a metre clear coming down the home stretch as she powered across the line to beat her previous record of 51.90 set at the U.S. trials in June.

AdvertisementAdvertisementCompatriot Dalilah Muhammad, the 2019 world and 2016 Olympic champion, won silver in a personal best 51.58 and Femke Bol of the Netherlands took bronze in 52.03.The showdown between McLaughlin and Muhammad, 31, was among the most highly anticipated of the athletics programme at the Tokyo Games.

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Aug 4, 2021; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney McLaughlin (USA) celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles final in a world record time during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Olympic Stadium.Share this content Bookmark TOKYO -A world record had been predicted but Norway's Karsten Warholm had to utterly destroy it to hold off American Rai Benjamin and take gold on Tuesday in the men's 400 metres hurdles, in what will go down as one of the all-time great Olympic races.Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Women's Discus Throw - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 2, 2021..

PHOTO: Reuters/ Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports 2 related media assets (image or videos) available. Click to see the gallery.70 seconds but he blew his own record away with an astonishing 45. 04 Aug 2021 11:05AM Share this content Bookmark TOKYO: The 21-year-old stuttered on the penultimate barrier but was a metre clear coming down the home stretch as she powered across the line to beat her previous record of 51. 02 Aug 2021 09:25PM Share this content Bookmark TOKYO: Germany’s Kristin Pudenz claimed silver and Cuba’s Yaime Perez took bronze.90 set at the U. Benjamin pushed him all the way to take silver in 46.S.

trials in June. Advertisement Advertisement Brazilian Alison dos Santos, 21, took bronze in 46. Advertisement Advertisement Compatriot Dalilah Muhammad, the 2019 world and 2016 Olympic champion, won silver in a personal best 51.58 and Femke Bol of the Netherlands took bronze in 52. "You know the cliché that it hasn't sunk in yet? I don't think it has, but I feel ecstatic," Warholm said.03. The showdown between McLaughlin and Muhammad, 31, was among the most highly anticipated of the athletics programme at the Tokyo Games. A lot of the time I am asked about the perfect race.

(Reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Source: Reuters .