United States’ Sydney McLaughlin has for the second time of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, smashed the 400-meter hurdles world record.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm was the first to do that, running a 45.94 time in the men’s 400-meter hurdle on Monday.
McLaughlin who was the then world record holder and the only woman to run the event in fewer than 52 seconds — did it again on Tuesday.
She had more than worthy competition in defending Rio gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad.
Dalilah crossed the line in second with a time of 51.58 and became just the second woman to run the event in fewer than 52 seconds (McLaughlin, the other, did it again for gold).
Netherlands Femke Bol closed the first three podium finishes in 52.03 seconds.