More Olympic action? More Olympic action. On Tuesday night, the Tokyo Games roll on at — wait for it — the track.
Sydney McLaughlin broke Dalilah Muhammad’s record in the 400-meter hurdles during Olympic trials, and the 21-year-old American broke her own record by nearly half a second in the Olympic final, finishing in 51.46, 12 hundredths of a second faster than Muhammad, to win her first gold medal.
Breanna Stewart, Brittney Griner and the U.S. women’s basketball team routed Australia 79-55 to advance to the semifinals, where Serbia awaits.
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Sydney McLaughlin wins gold
USA’s Sydney McLaughlin set a new world record of 51.46 — her second record in two months — in the 400-meter hurdles, overtaking rival and defending champion Dalilah Muhammad to win her first Olympic gold medal. Muhammad won the silver medal in 51.58, which would have broken McLaughlin’s previous world record that she set during Olympic trials.