Sydney McLaughlin Shatters 400m Hurdles Record to Win Gold
American hurdler and sprinter, Sydney McLaughlin produced another phenomenal performance as she broke her own world record by almost three-quarters of a second to take 400m hurdles gold at the World Championships in Eugene.
The 22-year-old American left her rivals in the dust as she came home in 50.68 seconds, smashing her own record of 51.41 seconds set in June.
“The time is absolutely amazing and the sport is getting faster and faster,” said McLaughlin.
“I only get faster from here.”
The Netherlands’ Femke Bol, who won bronze at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, took silver in 52.27, ahead of the United States’ Dalilah Muhammad.
Muhammad held the world record after breaking it twice in 2019 – on the second occasion, running 52.16 to beat McLaughlin to gold at the last world championships in Doha.