Tokyo Olympics: Sydney McLaughlin smashes record in greatest race since day beforeAugust 5, 2021
The greatest race in history maintained that lofty position on the Olympic podium for less than 24 hours.
But the world record for the sensational Sydney McLaughlin in the 400 metre hurdles was met with rather less hysteria. Even the American seemed slightly underwhelmed despite shaving a further 0.44sec — a huge amount — off a time she set in June. From the 21-year-old came only a brief shake of the head; not a hint of a smile.
As an actual contest, however, this actually eclipsed that remarkable duel between Karsten Warholm and Rai Benjamin yesterday.
It was edge of the seat stuff, three of the four fastest women in history giving everything they had in pursuit of Olympic gold. McLaughlin said the rivalry had