Olympic champion Karsten Warholm smashed the championships record as he won his second consecutive European gold medal in the men’s 400m hurdles race on day five of the European Athletics Championships, held on Friday (19) in Munich.
The world record holder erased the old record of forty years of 47:48 that was set by Harald Schmid from Germany with a new championships record of 47:42.
The 26 year-old has also won two world gold medals in London 2017 and Doha 2019 and the Olympic title with the world record of 47.12.
“I had a very tough season with injuries, so to be here and bounce back means a world. I learned that I should have never taken anything like this for granted. I am going to enjoy it even more because it was tough. I hope that I can be injury-free and train at the high level again so you could never count me. A championship record is huge,” said Warholm.
France Wilfried Happio took silver in 48.56 one month after finishing fourth at the World Championships in 47.41with Turkey’s Yasmani Copello taking bronze medal in 48.78.