US star Sydney McLaughlin storms to a brand new WORLD RECORD to clinch gold in ladies’s 400m hurdles… pipping defending champion Dalilah Muhammad to glory in Tokyo ultimate
The USA’s Sydney McLaughlin broke her personal world file 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 develop into the primary lady to interrupt the 51-second barrier in June.
Dalilah Muhammad was second in 51.58s – which additionally broke McLaughlin’s earlier file. The Netherlands’ Femke Bol claimed bronze.
Sydney McLaughlin beat her personal world file to win gold within the ladies’s 400m hurdles
McLaughlin celebrates with fellow US star Dalilah Muhammad, who got here a detailed second
‘I am completely delighted. What an ideal race. I am simply grateful to be out right here celebrating that extraordinary race and representing my nation,’ she stated.
‘I noticed Dalilah forward of me with one to go. I simply thought “run your race”.
‘The race would not actually begin till hurdle seven. I simply needed to go on the market and provides it all the things I had.
‘It is nearly trusting your coaching, trusting your coach, and that can get you all the way in which around the monitor.
‘I am unable to actually get it straight in my head but. I am certain I will course of it and have fun later.’
McLaughlin poses subsequent to her new world file – a time of 51.46 seconds within the Tokyo warmth
McLaughlin powered by within the final 20 metres to take the title and beat defending champion Muhammad having been third on the ultimate bend.
It got here after the lads’s 400m hurdles on Tuesday – already labelled one of many best races – when Karsten Warholm broke his personal world file 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 Younger’s long-standing earlier world file of 46.78s the American set 29 years in the past.
McLaughlin pipped Muhammad to the road after an excellent closing straight within the ultimate