Like the boys, the girls’ 400-meter hurdles is also a record-breaking game. Sidney McLaughlin broke her own world record to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
McLaughlin finished the race with a time of 51.48 seconds on the track at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. Last June, the US hurdler broke the world record of his compatriot Dalilah Muhammad with a time of 51.90 seconds in the Olympic trial.
Dalilah, the 2016 Olympic and 2019 world champion won the silver with a time of 51.56 seconds. With a time of 52.03 seconds, he won a bronze medal in the European record.
McLaughlin was thrilled to be able to make a great run, even though he was behind for a while.
“I am very excited. What a remarkable one race. I am proud to be able to celebrate and represent the country in this extraordinary fight. ”
“I saw Dalilah a little ahead of me. I just thought, ‘Give me your run.’ “
McLaughlin’s time of 51.46 seconds marked her second straight race under 52 seconds. She was the first woman to break that barrier, winning the U.S. Trials in 51.90.
“Just trusting the process, giving the glory to God,” McLaughlin said. “It’s all, this season, hard work, dedication and I’m just really grateful to be able to represent my country and to have this opportunity.”
Muhammad took home the silver, finishing in 51.58 seconds. Femke Bol of the Netherlands won the bronze in 52.03.