© AFP 2022 / JEWEL SAMADSydney McLaughlin
MOSCOW, 23 Jul – American Sydney McLaughlin won the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Athletics, which takes place in Eugene, USA.
The two-time Tokyo Games champion clocked 50.68 seconds, shattering her own world record set in June at the US Championships. The competition also took place in Eugene, her result was 51.41 seconds. Femke Bol from the Netherlands (52.27) became the silver medalist of the World Championships, Dalaila Muhammad, two-time Olympic champion from the USA, won the bronze medal (53.13).
In the men’s 400m, Tokyo Olympic champion Michael Norman from the USA won (44.29), followed by Grenada’s Kirani James (44.48) and Briton Matthew Hudson-Smith (44.66).
In women at this distance, for the first time the world champion was the two-time Olympic winner Shona Miller-Uibo (49.11) from the Bahamas, the second was Marileidi Paulino (49.60) from the Dominican Republic, the third – Sada Williams (49.75) from Barbados.
The World Championships in Athletics will end on July 24. The Council of the World Athletics Association (World Athletics) on March 1, against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, suspended Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in international tournaments, including the World Championships in Eugene. Prior to that, due to a doping scandal, since 2015, the Russians had the right to play in a neutral status.