Sydney McLaughlin draped in the American flag celebrates winning the race. Reuters
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Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own world record to clinch Olympic gold in the women’s 400m hurdles on Wednesday.
McLaughlin cleared the hurdles in 51.46 seconds, with defending champion Dalilah Muhammad settled for silver in 51.58 after another chapter in a duel between the top two dominant American hurdlers.
The 21-year-old broke her own world record, which was set at the US trials in Oregon in June, when she ran 51.90sec.
Dalliah also ducked inside the previous world record, with bronze medallist Femke Bol of the Netherlands just outside the 52-second mark.
Andre De Grasse of Canada celebrates after winning gold. Reuters
“I saw Dalilah ahead of me with one to go,” said McLaughlin. “I just thought ‘run your race’. The race doesn’t really start till hurdle seven. I just wanted to go out there and give it everything I had.”
Meanwhile, Canada’s Andre de Grasse emerged winner in the Olympic men’s 200m on Wednesday.
De Grasse bagged gold in 19.62sec, fending off a fierce challenge from Kenny Bednarek of the US who took silver in 19.68sec.
World 200m champion Noah Lyles claimed bronze in 19.74sec.
The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 games to open in a year's time, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach insisted that the nightmare scenario of either cancelling or postponing the Tokyo Olympics was not discussed
The Olympic flame for the 2020 Tokyo Games was lit in ancient Olympia on Thursday amid an unprecedented health lockdown as Greece registered its first death from coronavirus.
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Title sponsor Dubai Duty Free supported five of the eight races on the programme, with prize money totalling £ 276,500, including the day’s feature, the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes, named in honour of the locally trained 1971 Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero.