The performance is unreal. Already the world record holder for the 400m hurdles since the Tokyo Olympics last summer in 51″41, Sydney McLaughlin (22) pushed back her own mark by 7 tenths in spheres that still seemed unattainable before her outbreak on the The American left no chance to her opponents in the final of the 400m hurdles of the world championships in Eugene by winning with a new world record of 50″68, the first of these Worlds!
Behind the star of these Worlds, the Dutch Femke Bol equaled her personal best of the season (52″27) to adorn herself with silver, while the 2019 world champion Dalilah Muhammad climbed on the last step of the podium (53 “13, SB).
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Ahead from the passage of the first hurdle, Sydney McLaughlin had already fallen behind in the opposite straight on Muhammad, known to have a very big execution. Behind, no one has ever been able to take the stride of the American who flew before the final straight to achieve a time that would have ranked her in 7th place in the final of the 400m … flat of these Worlds !
At just 22 years old, McLaughlin has just broken the world record for the fourth consecutive time in just 13 months. Simply stratospheric!
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