Norwegian Warholm breaks world record for 400 meters hurdles

Norway’s Karsten Warholm broke the world record for Kevin Young’s 29-year-old 400-meter hurdles when he finished the race in 46.70 seconds in front of home fans at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo on Thursday. It was.

Warholm broke the 46.78 second mark of 1992 Olympic champion Young. Set four years before the Norwegians were born, this was the longest-running record for men’s tracks.

Two-time world champion Warholm took the lead early and never gave up as he roared to the finish line more than six-tenths of a second ahead of 2019 Pan American Games champion Allison Dos Santos. It was.

“I knew I had a fast time in my body,” Warholm said. “You may need another world record to win the Olympics.”

This achievement concludes a series of solid performances in the Diamond League tournament, where two-time Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse won the men’s 200m at 20.09.

“I’m happy with that today. There’s a few things to work on, but I arrived a few days ago and I still need to adjust after jet lag,” said a 26-year-old Canadian. .. From the Tokyo Olympics.

Côte d’Ivoire sprinter Marie-Josee Tauru torch the women’s 100m at 10.91, showing Tokyo firmly in front and facing a talented field.

“When we start the season, we hope we are not injured, well trained and ready for the competition,” said Tharu. “There are a lot of great talents out there, but I’m always competing with myself.”

Kenya’s Helen Obili, a silver medalist in Rio, won the 5,000m at 14: 26.38, but stated that he would like to improve ahead of the competition in the 5,000m and 10,000m.

“I have a lot of speed work to do from now on. I’ve been working hard on endurance so I have to focus on the last 300m,” he said in 2019 for the second consecutive world championship gold medal. The winning Obiri said.

At the women’s 400m hurdles, 21-year-old Femkebol won his second consecutive Diamond League title in a personal best of 53.33 seconds to set his national record in the Netherlands.

At the field event, Germany’s Christine Husson won at 60.95m, and world champion Kelsey Lee Barbour settled in third place with a javelin throw at 59.30m.

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis defeated world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks by clearing 6.01 meters.

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