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Norway's Warholm wins men's 400m hurdles with new world record

Published : 03 Aug 2021, 12:41

  DF News Desk

Karsten Warholm (1st R) of Norway competes during the Men's 400m Hurdles Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 3, 2021. Photo: Xinhua.

Norway's Karsten Warholm won the men's 400m hurdles final here on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics with a world-record-breaking performance, reported Xinhua.

Coming into the race as the favorite after breaking the 29-year-old world record a month ago, Warholm crossed the finishing line first and furthered lower his own world record to 45.94 seconds from 46.70.

Rai Benjamin of the United States won the silver in 46.17 and Alison dos Santos of Brazil took bronze in 46.72.