relive the stunning 400m hurdles final, where Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own world record

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The 22-year-old American broke the 51-second barrier for the first time (50.68) and won her first individual world title.

Sydney McLaughlin and others. From the crossing of the first hurdle, the American Olympic champion copiously dominated the final of the 400 m hurdles, on the night of Friday 22 to Saturday 23 July, at the world championships in Eugene (United States). Starting at a faster pace than usual, the 22-year-old athlete jumped over the obstacles without making the slightest mistake. And for the third time in just over a year at Hayward Field, Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record for the distance. With a time of 50″68, she became the first woman to break the 51″ barrier and beat her previous mark (51″41).

Sydney McLaughlin thus won her first individual world title, ahead of her first pursuer, the Dutch Femke Bol, by more than a second, and by more than two seconds her compatriot Dalilah Muhammad, who won the bronze. Ever since Sydney McLaughlin gotseized the world record in June 2021, in 51″90, she lowered it by more than a second.

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