Sidney McLaughlin of the United States has set a world record in the 400-meter hurdles. In the U.S. elimination for the Olympics in Tokyo, the 21-year-old athlete became the first woman to stay in 51.90 seconds within 52 seconds. American Talila Muhammad achieved the previous record on October 5, 2019.
The 21-year-old also has his Olympic starting spot, leading straight to the last corner and home. He then beat the previous record set by Rio Olympic champion Talila Mohammed (52.16), who also ran in the race in Eugene.
Six-time Olympic champion Allison Felix, who has a coach like Bob Kersey, said, “I want nothing more than this.” The 21-year-old is considered one of the greatest talents in American athletics.
McLaughlin is ready for a clash in the upcoming games against Mohammed. The 31-year-old ran second in 52.42 seconds at Howard Field in Oregon. She is also in Tokyo.
Mohammed, who only set a new record at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Qatar, said, “It’s a long season”; McLaughlin was second behind her. “It’s definitely going to be a fight in Tokyo.” For Mohammed and McLaughlin, this fight had already shaped American athletics in recent years. Now, for the first time, McCall is starting to be the best in the new world.