Olympics-Athletics-Warholm destroys world record to win 400m hurdles gold

3/8/2021 7:39:00 AM

Olympics-Athletics-Warholm wins men's Olympic 400m hurdles gold in world record time

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Olympics-Athletics-Warholm wins men's Olympic 400m hurdles gold in world record time

Karsten Warholm of Norway won the Olympic men's 400 metres gold medal on Tuesday in a world record time of 45.94 seconds.

BookmarkTOKYO -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.

Last month, Warholm broke Kevin Young's 29-year world mark with a time of 46.70 seconds but he blew his own record away with an astonishing 45.94 run. Benjamin pushed him all the way to take silver in 46.17, also half a second inside the old record.

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Last month, Warholm broke Kevin Young's 29-year world mark with a time of 46.70 seconds but he blew his own record away with an astonishing 45.3 and become the event's youngest Olympic gold medallist.94 run. 02 Aug 2021 09:25PM Share this content Bookmark TOKYO: Germany’s Kristin Pudenz claimed silver and Cuba’s Yaime Perez took bronze. Benjamin pushed him all the way to take silver in 46.2.17, also half a second inside the old record. Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Women's Triple Jump - Final - OLS - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021.

Advertisement Advertisement Brazilian Alison dos Santos, 21, took bronze in 46. Just before eliminations kicked in, Zhang momentarily surrendered the top spot but he quickly regained it, maintaining a Zen-like poise in the final.72, also inside Young's previous best, as six of the first seven finishers set national or continental records. "You know the cliché that it hasn't sunk in yet? I don't think it has, but I feel ecstatic," Warholm said. "I had to wipe the sweat off my brow and focus on my technique, and not worry how far behind I was at that stage. "I can't believe the time, it's so fast. A lot of the time I am asked about the perfect race. "I don't understand what happened because I did my best result of the season and I actually don't understand how to shoot better, to be an Olympic champion," he said.87.

I said it didn't exist but this is the closest I've ever come. "I told myself going in to the race, remember all the work you have put in. Earlier, Frenchman Jean Quiquampoix put daylight between himself and rest of the field en route to the gold in the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol event at the Asaka Shooting Range. It was the only thing missing from my (medal) collection. I can't describe how important this is for me. Quiquampoix had taken an insurmountable lead even before Pupo began his final series and equalled the Olympic record the Cuban had set in London. This is what I do morning until night, it's huge.

" Advertisement Advertisement The new carbon-technology shoes may be contributing to the rash of blazing times being seen in Tokyo but even if they had been running barefoot, the two great rivals would have put on a show to remember. "This medal was my aim in life," armyman Quiquampoix said, calling his victory a culmination of five years of toil. Double world champion Warholm runs every race as if he is trying to break the world record and on home soil in Oslo last month he finally got Young's 1992 Barcelona Olympics mark off the books - and seemingly a weight off his shoulders. With Benjamin posting 46. In one year we use approximately 300,000 bullets and we train three or four hours per day," he said.83 in the U.S. Pupo could not match his London exploits but the 44-year-old was not too unhappy either considering the difficulties he faced in the buildup to Tokyo.

trials, the record was widely expected to be broken in Tokyo, but nobody could have predicted the massive bites both men took. In perfect conditions, the two 25-year-olds hurdled beautifully and were side-by-side coming into the final straight, only for Warholm to forge clear. "It is a reward after the sacrifices coming from Cuba, not being able to train for long periods of time because of the blockade problems. Advertisement When he saw the astonishing time, Warholm looked to be in shock. He ripped his vest apart and beat his chest in celebration before sinking to his knees. Defending champion Christian Reitz had topped the two-stage qualifying round before faltering in the final. Benjamin would have been equally amazed with his time, all the more so for it being only good enough for second place.

"Both of them smashed the old world record. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by Shri Navaratnam, Ana Nicolaci da Costa and Karishma Singh) Source: Reuters. No wonder he rips his shirt apart - he is Superman in this event," said BBC commentator and former world 1,500m champion Steve Cram. "I cannot believe what we've just seen. Two men running times you could only dream of. Dos Santos was nearly within the old world record and he was miles back.

" Former 110m hurdles world record holder Colin Jackson added:"When you talk about world records, this is up there with Usain Bolt's time of 9.58 seconds in the 100m, up there with Flo Jo's 10.49 seconds in the 100m. "This is one of the most outstanding world records and I'm pretty sure that world record will outlive me." (Reporting by Mitch Phillips; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly and Karishma Singh) Source: Reuters .