TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — US runner Sydney McLaughlin won the women’s 400m hurdles title with new world record here on Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympics.

Sydney McLaughlin (C) and Dalilah Muhammad (L) of the United States and Femke Bol of the Netherlands celebrate after the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 4, 2021. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

McLaughlin finished the race in 51.46 seconds, 0.44 seconds faster than the previous world record set by herself on June 27.

McLaughlin’s compatriot Dalilah Muhammad won the silver with personal best of 51.58s, also bettering the previous world record of 51.90s. Femke Bol of the Netherlands took bronze in 52.03s.

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States celebrates after the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 4, 2021. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
Athletes compete during the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 4, 2021. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
Dalilah Muhammad of the United States reacts after the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 4, 2021. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)