|dates: July 23 – August 8 Time in Tokyo: GMT +8
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American Sidney McLaughlin broke her own world record with a thrilling sprint by winning the gold medal in the women’s 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics.
McLaughlin, 21, made it straight home to finish in 51.46 seconds as he flew nearly half a second off the old mark to defeat fellow countryman and competitor Dalilah Muhammad.
Defending Olympic champion Mohamed, 31, took the silver in 51.58 seconds.
Dutchman Vimke Paul took the bronze behind the reigning world champion.
In a top-five race on a personal level, McLaughlin’s impressive time slashed the mark she set in the US trials in June, when she clocked 51.90 seconds.
“I can’t really get it [the world record] Right in my head so far. “I’m sure I’ll process it and celebrate it later,” McLaughlin said.
“I’m so happy. What a great race.”
After a nearly 16-year span of holding the tactile record, Muhammad and McLaughlin have now traded the world’s best on four occasions in the past two years.
McLaughlin ruled admirably for her effort in pursuit of 2016 Rio champ Muhammed, who set early pace and still had a slim advantage over the last hurdle.
“The race doesn’t really start until the seventh hurdle,” McLaughlin added. “I just wanted to get out there and give it my all.”
“I am grateful to be here to celebrate this extraordinary race and to represent my country. I saw Delilah in front of me with one to go to. I just thought, ‘Run your race.’”
Women’s New Player of the Year follows Norway’s Karsten Warholm, wiping out his own world record Men’s 400m Hurdles Tuesday.