On Tuesday night, United States superstars Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad lined up for the showdown fans have been waiting for.
Just under 24 hours ago the men’s 400-meter hurdles final gave fans in insane show. Karsten Warholm outlasted United States star Rai Benjamin with a world record 45.94-second run to win gold – and a world record in the process.
After that race, fans were looking forward to potentially watching yet another world record tonight. Well, McLaughlin and Muhammad delivered with an incredible race of their own.
Muhammad took the race out at a scorching pace and tried to hold off Sydney McLaughlin on the inside. Down the final straightaway, though, McLaughlin made her run to gold.
She passed Muhammad with just a few meters left in the race in a time of 51.46 seconds. That bested the world record set by none other than Sydney McLaughlin.
Here’s the race.
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The sports world couldn’t help but be amazed by the performance from the two American superstars on Tuesday night.
Here was some of the reaction from around social media – including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
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In the men’s 400-meter hurdles race, Benjamin would have broken the old world record – if Warholm hadn’t set a new one in their race last night.
The same holds true for Muhammad, who broke Sydney McLaughlin’s old world record by over three-tenths of a second. Unfortunately for her, McLaughlin set a brand new record tonight.
Congratulations to Sydney McLaughlin on her gold medal and Dalilah Muhammad for taking home the silver.