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SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN-LEVRONE BEATS THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE FIFTH TIME

The American athlete stood out at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene with a new world record of 50.65 seconds in the 400 Meters Hurdles. After this achievement, Sydney is focusing on her next goal, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where she hopes to get her second consecutive gold medal at the Olympic event.

She was one of the most eagerly expected athletes for the United States national Olympic qualifiers in Eugene. Sydney McLaughlin was without any doubts the athlete to watch in Oregon, due to her strength and the results obtained in her last competition.

And she didn’t let anyone down. With a full venue, McLaughlin did an outstanding performance and completed the 400 meters hurdles lap in a spectacular 50,65 seconds time, establishing a new world record for the discipline, 0,03 seconds below the previous time.

A gold medal, the qualification to Paris, and the fifth world record for this young 24-year-old athlete.

“Honestly, I wasn’t expecting this moment. Knowing that there is more to do, that there are things to improve is a boost of confidence going to Paris,” Sydney McLaughlin mentioned after the competition.

“I would love to beat a 50 second time at some point. I don’t know if that could be this year or the next. I’ll be working, seeing what is possible, and continuing to improve my race,” added the Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion.

The second place went to Anna Cockrell with a 52,64 second time, and in third place came Jasmine Jones with 52,77 s time, both beating their best personal marks, and also qualified for Paris 2024.

In the Men’s event, the Tokyo 2020 medal winner Rai Benjamin took the first place with a 46,46 second time. Joining him at the podium and qualifying to the Olympic event, were also CJ Allen with a 47,81 s time, and Trevor Bassitt with a 47,82 s time.

In the 800 meters race, Bryce Hoppell got a tournament record with a time of 1:42,77 s. Hobbs Kessler got the second place with a 1:43,64 s time, and Brandon Miller came in third with a 1:43,97 s time.

In the High Jump event, Shelby McEwen won the Gold and the qualification for Paris with a 2,30 m height. In the Men’s Triple Jump, the first place went to Salif Mane with a 17,52 m distance, and in the Women’s Javelin Throw, Maggie Malone Hardin took the first place and the gold with a 64,58 m throw, one that became the new tournament record.