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American Sydney McLaughlin breaks own world record in 400m hurdles

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The women emulated the men on Wednesday when American Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own world record in the 400 metre hurdles for gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Fellow American Dalilah Muhammad led for most of the race, but McLaughlin sped ahead at the final hurdle to take gold in 51.46 seconds. World champion and 2016 gold medallist Muhammad also stayed well below McLaughlin’s previous record of 51.90 from earlier in the year, clocking 51.58. Dutch ace Femke Bol earned bronze in a European record 52.03. The fast times came 24 hours after Norway’s Karsten Warholm had also obliterated his world re…

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