Friday, July 2, 2021

Norway Karsten Warholm has set a new record for 400m hurdles


Norway's Karsten Warholm sets new 400m hurdles world record
OSLO: Norway's Karsten Warholm discharged out a shot at potential Tokyo Olympic adversaries when he raged to another world record in the men's 400m obstacles at Thursday's Diamond League meet in Oslo. 

Warholm, the world and European boss, timed 46.70 seconds to beat the past best of 46.78sec set by American Kevin Young back in 1992. 

As the Norwegian hustled through the line to uproarious cheers from the 5,000 fans at Oslo's acclaimed Bislett Stadium, onlooking Swedish post vaulter Armand Duplantis - himself the world record holder in his occasion - was left punching the air and going after his cell phone to snap a picture. 

The outcome sets up the 400m obstacles as perhaps the most alluring looking occasions at the July 23-August 8 Olympics. 

Warholm will face main adversary Rai Benjamin in the Japanese capital, the American himself having run a staggering 46.83sec to win the US preliminaries last month. 

Just Warholm, Young, Benjamin and Qatar's Abderrahmane Samba have plunged beneath the legendary 47-second obstruction.

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