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

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

August 4, 2021

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.

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