US star Sydney McLaughlin storms to a brand new WORLD RECORD to clinch gold in girls’s 400m hurdles… pipping defending champion Dalilah Muhammad to glory in Tokyo final
The USA’s Sydney McLaughlin broke her personal world document to clinch the 400 metres hurdles gold medal on the Tokyo Olympics.
The 21-year-old clocked 51.46 seconds having beforehand set a world better of 51.90s to turn into the primary girl to break the 51-second barrier in June.
Dalilah Muhammad was second in 51.58s – which additionally broke McLaughlin’s earlier document. The Netherlands’ Femke Bol claimed bronze.
Sydney McLaughlin beat her personal world document to win gold in the ladies’s 400m hurdles
McLaughlin celebrates with fellow US star Dalilah Muhammad, who got here an in depth second
McLaughlin powered by in the final 20 metres to take the title and beat defending champion Muhammad having been third on the final bend.
It got here after the boys’s 400m hurdles on Tuesday – already labelled one of many best races – when Karsten Warholm broke his personal world document to win in 45.94s.
He took nearly a second off his earlier world better of 46.70s he set in Oslo in the beginning of July.
The USA’s Rai Benjamin (46.17s) was second with Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos (46.72s) third – with each coming inside Kevin Young’s long-standing earlier world document of 46.78s the American set 29 years in the past.
McLaughlin poses subsequent to her new world document – a time of 51.46 seconds in the Tokyo warmth
McLaughlin pipped Muhammad to the road after a superb closing straight in the final