Tokyo Olympics: Karsten Warholm sets world record, wins 400 hurdles

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Karsten Warholm reacts after winning and breaking the world record I Image: AFP

Tokyo: Karsten Warholm of Norway has beat his own world record to win the 400-meter hurdles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

The two-time world champion ran 45.94 seconds to win a final where six of the first seven finishers set either national or area records.

It’s the second time in just over a month that Warholm has lowered the record. He set the previous mark of 46.70 at Oslo on July 1.

Rai Benjamin of the United States took silver in 46.17 and Alison dos Santos of Brazil got bronze.


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