TOKYO, Aug. 3 – A world record was expected, but Norway’s Carsten Warholm had to destroy it completely, chasing Roy Benjamin of the United States and taking gold in the 400m hurdle on Tuesday. The best Olympic races of all time.
Last month, Warhome broke Kevin Young’s 29-year-old world record in 46.70 seconds, but he himself broke his own record with 45.94. Benjamin finished him at 46.17 on Friday, half a second less than the old record.
Brazilian Allison Doss Santos, 21, won bronze at 46.72, improving Young’s previous identity as six of the top seven finishers set national or continental records.
“Did you know you haven’t absorbed it yet? No, but it’s closer than I’ve ever been,” Warhome said.
“When I entered the race, you told me, remember all the work you did. I just could not find it in my (medal) collection. I can not describe how important this is to me. I do this in the morning. At night, it’s great,” he added. Said.
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Dual world champion Warholm runs as if to break the world record in every race, last month in Oslo, last breaking the young record at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and he seems to have lifted a weight.
With Benjamin recording a time of 46.83 in the USA events, this record was expected to be broken in Tokyo, but no one could predict the biggest runs scored by either athlete.
In perfect condition, two 25-year-olds jumped in and entered near the house, where Warhome took the lead.
When he saw the astonishing weather, Warhome seemed shocked, tearing his shirt off and slapping his chest before kneeling.
Benjamin would have been surprised to see his time, even more so, enough for second place.
“The two broke the old world record, no wonder his jersey was torn – he’s a superman at this event,” said BBC commentator and former 1,500m world champion Steve Kram.
“I can not believe what we see now. Only two men are running in dreamy times. Dos Santos was almost on the old world record, he was miles away.”
Former 110m Hurdles world champion Colin Jackson noted: “When it comes to world records, it is exactly the same as Usain Bolt in 9.58 seconds in the 100m, following Flo Joe’s 10.49 seconds.
“This is one of the greatest world records and I firmly believe that the world record will be higher than mine,” he said.
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