Sydney McLaughlin smashes her own world record in 400m hurdles


Jamaiaca’s Janieve Russell finished fourth in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics as the USA’s Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own world record with a sensational run as she took Olympic gold in the women’s 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Games.

McLaughlin powered down the home straight to finish in 51.46 seconds as she shaved almost half a second off the old mark to reel in compatriot and rival Dalilah Muhammad.

Defending Olympic champion Muhammad, 31, claimed silver in 51.58secs.

The Netherlands’ Femke Bol took bronze behind the reigning world champion.