During the US Championships, Sydney McLaughlin set a new world record in the 400-meter hurdles.
At the United States Track & Field Championships on Saturday, Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own world mark in the 400-meter hurdles.
McLaughlin gave a thumbs-up and smiled widely as her name was Called.
In a time of 51.41 seconds, she finished the race at Hayward Field, which was faster than her previous best of 51.46 seconds established at the Tokyo Olympics the previous year.
You can’t really expect much from Track Town USA, can you? what she said in retrospect. When I come here, I know something incredible is going to happen.
When McLaughlin was asked how she planned to celebrate, she made a joke about eating anything other than vegetables. Something simple, like a hamburger or pancakes.”
A month from now, at Hayward Field in Eugene, will host the global championships, and the top three finishers in each event in the national championships will represent the United States.
This will be the first time that the United States has hosted the world’s largest track and field competition outside of the Olympics.
Reigning champion and non-participant Dalilah Muhammad sat out due to a minor injury, but she has already qualified for the global championships.
Runner-up Britton Wilson and third-place finisher Shamier Little will also be representing the United States alongside McLaughlin.
Allyson Felix, the most accomplished female track athlete of all time, placed sixth in her final national championship race, the 400-meter dash.
After announcing in April that this would be her final season, Felix is making the most of the remainder of her legendary career, which has yielded no less than eleven Olympic medals.
She has decided to finish her career with a race in her hometown of Los Angeles this August. Felix’s likely to make the worlds mixed relay squad regardless of her placing.
Florida’s Talitha Diggs, an NCAA All-American, ran a 50.22-second 400-meter race to victory. When Felix asked if she was upset by the ending, he cracked up.
To be completely candid, the answer is no.
You all know that the 400 is a tough distance for me to run. She explained, “It’s not my natural interest; it’s just something I’ve challenged myself with for as long as I can remember.”
Michael Norman set a new world record in the men’s 400-meter dash by finishing in 43.56 seconds. He won the Olympic trials competition last year and ended up finishing in fifth position in Tokyo. Keni Harrison, who holds the women’s 100-meter hurdles world record, won with a time of 12.34 seconds.
Sha’Carri Richardson, a sprinter, qualified for Sunday’s 200-meter final by placing second in her preliminary heat.
Despite being one of the favourites after winning the 100m at last year’s Olympic trials, Richardson, who is famous for her frequent hair colour changes and long nails, could not make it to the final.
Richardson failed a drug test after the competition and was therefore not selected for the US team going to Tokyo.