Sydney McLaughlin wins gold for US and sets world record in 400-meter hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States smashed her own world record as she stormed to victory in the Olympic women's 400m hurdles final on Wednesday in Tokyo.

TOKYO — American Sydney McLaughlin, who is from Dunellen, N.J., has broken her own world record to win the women’s 400-meter hurdles in 51.46 seconds. She edged out Dalilah Muhammad, who won silver to make it a U.S. 1-2 finish.

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McLaughlin set the previous world record of 51.90 seconds in June. Muhammad, a Queens native, finished in 51:58. She set the world record twice in 2019 and won the world championship gold medal that year.

Femke Bol of the Netherlands took bronze in 52.03.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Reuters

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