Sydney McLaughlin shatters 400m hurdles document to win gold

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Venue: Hayward Subject, Eugene, Oregon Dates: 15-24 July
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Sydney McLaughlin produced one other astonishing run as she broke her personal world document by virtually three-quarters of a second to take 400m hurdles gold on the World Championships in Eugene.

The 22-year-old American left her rivals for mud as she got here dwelling in 50.68 seconds, smashing her personal document of 51.41 seconds set in June.

“The time is totally wonderful and the game is getting quicker and quicker,” mentioned McLaughlin.

“I solely get quicker from right here.”

The Netherlands’ Femke Bol, who gained bronze eventually yr’s Tokyo Olympics, took silver in 52.27, forward of america’ Dalilah Muhammad.

Muhammad held the world document after breaking it twice in 2019 – on the second event, working 52.16 to beat McLaughlin to gold on the final world championships in Doha.

However McLaughlin has improved that mark 4 occasions up to now 13 months, and has now run 5 of the six quickest occasions in historical past.

Her successful time was quicker than the seventh and eighth-placed occasions within the girls’s flat 400m ultimate, raced half an hour earlier on the identical observe.

Sydney McLaughlin and Bigfoot
McLaughlin was congratulated on her new document by Bigfoot, the mascot for this version of the world championships

McLaughlin mentioned that the presence of followers and household, after the Covid pandemic took sport behind closed doorways, has helped spur her on to new heights.

“The final 100 actually harm, however I am grateful to have this crowd,” she added.

“It was completely unreal to have my household within the stands. I’ve by no means had them collectively on one place.”

Second-placed Bol mentioned it was surreal to see McLaughlin’s tempo at first hand.

“It was loopy,” Bol mentioned. “She was to date in entrance on the finish so I used to be at all times doubting if I actually had a great race as a result of it felt excellent.

“It means quite a bit that she additionally broke the 51-second barrier.

“It’s unbelievable however it’s wonderful to be part of it and to come back out second in such a race.”

McLaughlin hinted as soon as once more that she might swap occasions, with a change to the 400m flat wanting almost definitely.

“Me and [coach Bobby Kersee] are going to return after the season, determine if that is nonetheless an occasion I even wish to do, or if we will discover one thing else as a result of we have completed a lot in it,” she told NBC.external-link

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