Track records continue to fall in Tokyo

For the second straight day, the 400m hurdles saw a new world record. This time, American Sydney McLaughlin was golden in winning the women's hurdles final.



August 4, 2021 - 8:07 AM

Silver medalist Dalilah Muhammad, left, hugs gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, both of the United States, after the Women's 400m Hurdles Final during the Tokyo Olympic Games today. Photo by Ryan Pierse / Getty Images / TNS

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games just keep producing some of the fasted moments the world has ever seen on the track.

A day after the men’s 400-meter hurdles staged possibly one of the greatest races ever run, the women put on their own show as one of the Games’ most anticipated rivalries lived up to the hype.

The United States’ Sydney McLaughlin smashed the world record and Dalilah Muhammad broke it as well in a sensational American 1-2 finish in the women’s 400 hurdles.

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