Sydney McLaughlin breaks the world record in the 400m hurdles track

Sydney McLaughlin She broke the world 400-meter hurdles record for the fourth time in the past 13 months, clocking in 50.68 seconds to complete the cup status with her first world championship gold medal in the event.

It broke its previous record a month ago of 51.14.

“We thought we’d be able to move a little faster [than 50.68],” I told Louis Johnson From NBC Sports. “But we are so grateful for that time. Anything under 51 was a win for us.”

Since June 2021, it has lowered the world record from 52.16 to 50.68. She’s nine tenths of a second faster than the second fastest woman in history, a citizen Delilah MuhammadWho won the bronze medal behind the Dutch Vimek Paul in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday.

At 22, McLaughlin became the second youngest track and field athlete in history to hold the three largest awards in an individual event – an Olympic gold, a world title, and a world record. Ethiopian distance runner only Kenenisa Bekele All three were held at a younger age.

Replace McLaughlin Usain Bolt As the second youngest person to complete the trilogy in a matter of days.

Matches McLaughlin Edwin Moses“The achievement of breaking the world 400m hurdles record four times over the course of his career, even though Moses took seven years to do so.

What’s next for McLaughlin? She could potentially get a place in the women’s 4x400m relay final on Sunday if the US qualifies, and if she wants to race again.

Then, perhaps, switch to a 400-meter apartment. The legendary McLaughlin coach, Bob Kerseysaid she will eventually move to the event and chase the world record (37), perhaps after this season, NBC Sports Analyst Ato Boldon He said last month.

“Bobby and I will be back after the season, decide if it’s or not [400m hurdles] It’s still an event I want to do, or if we’re going to find something else because I think we’ve accomplished a lot in it,” McLaughlin said. [the flat 400m]. everything is possible. Bobby will let me know I’m following what he says.”

The World Championships continues on Saturday with six finals, including the 4x100m relay.

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earlier on friday, Michael Norman He became the first American man to win a world title in the 400 meters since then Lashon Merritt 2013. Norman, the world’s fastest 400m sprinter at the last Olympics but fifth in Tokyo, earned his first individual world medal. It’s the first time since 2007 that American men have swept the 100m, 200m and 400m medals at the Olympics or the world.

“There’s a lot of relief right now,” Norman said. “It has been three very long years, disappointment and life lesson in Doha [2019 World Championships]COVID and then a slap in the face in Tokyo.”

Shauna Miller Uibo The Bahamas added their first world title to their Olympic gold medal in the 400 metres, clocking 49.11 distance for the Olympic silver medal. Marilyde Paulino Dominican Republic by .49. No American made it to the final.

Kara Winger She extended a historic meet for American women’s throwers, becoming the first American to win a world championship medal in women’s javelin throw. Wenger, 36, who plans to retire after this season, went from fifth to second on her sixth and final throw. The On Her Turf website has more on women’s javelin throwing here.

“This was more than I could have ever imagined,” said Winger, who returned from an ACL rupture surgery in 2012, 2020 and 2015. “I imagined it, but it was better than I imagined.”

US Olympic Gold Medalist Thing Mu He led the heats to the 800m final on Sunday. She also advances all her top competitors from the semi-finals, including the Olympic silver medalist Kelly Hodgkinson Great Britain and Two Americans: Olympic Bronze Medal Raven Rogers And the World Bronze Medal twice Ajeé Wilson.

The US men’s and women’s 4x100m relay both qualified for Saturday’s finals. Men are the favorites, even without the 100m gold medalists Fred Curley. Women are nominees for Jamaica, which swept the 100-meter medals.

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