Sydney McLaughlin of the United States won her qualification for the Tokyo Olympics by setting a world record in the 400-meter hurdles on Sunday in Eugene (Oregon), confirming the rediscovered ambitions of “Team USA” at the end of the US Olympic exams.
One month before the Tokyo Fifteenth (July 23-August 8) football, the American athlete struck the spirits with a set of less than two world records and historical performance during its “trials”.
At the start of these selections, with a throw of 23.37 meters, Ryan Cruiser smashed the old world record for weight Randy Barnes (23.12m) from the shelves since 1990. They closed with another world record over the women’s 400m hurdles.
McLaughlin became the first woman at just 21 years of age, finishing 2nd Sunday, 51 seconds below the previous world record of 51 seconds 90/100, 26/100, 52 seconds below the previous world record.
“This is a day I will never forget (…) I knew when I woke up it would be a great day,” McLaughlin promised at the Rio Olympics at the age of 17. Eliminated in the semifinals.
After stealing her world record, it looks like McLaughlin will win after 2016 Olympic champion and 2019 world champion Talila Mohammed, who has a start to the season with Covit-19 and injury.
– Knighton Sense –
The face of the American athlete, at the age of 19, won the 800m at the World Championships of the Year (1: 56.07) with 2019 World Champion Rave Rogers (1: 57.66), and Aji Wilson (1: 58.39), similar Worlds-2017 Bronze Medal The winner.
While these “trials” put an end to the bitter life of Justin Gatlin, who finished his 39-year-old 100m final last weekend, it is imperative to follow the American sprinters in Tokyo.
During the Olympic Games, which were held this weekend, in Jamaica, the longest-running country after Usain Bolt, no sprinter went below 10 seconds, 100 meters and more than 20 meters in 20 seconds. The first three places in the 200 meters in Eugene have interesting times and will be one of the favorites in Tokyo.
23-year-old Nova Liles, 19 sec 74/100th (air: +0.3m / v), 17th (19 sec 84/100th), newer than Kenny Bednarek (19th sec 78/100th) and Ariane Knighton – 20 world record, owned by Bolt until this week.
“I stopped the stress and let my body speak,” insisted Liles, who suffered the worst failure of qualifying over the 100m (7th).
Recognizing the incredible richness and density of the American sprint, for the first time since 1928, none of the selected sprinters to Tokyo will double the 100 and 200 m.
Juan Harrison, he can aim for the incredible and unshakable double tab: just hours after winning the height (2.33m), 22-year-old Prodigy won his visa for Tokyo (8, 47m).
Only American Ellery Clark has already won two Olympic titles in long jump and high jump … in 1896.