Karsten Warholm of Norway has obliterated his ain satellite grounds successful the Olympic 400-metre hurdles, finishing successful 45.94 to interruption the aged people by an unthinkable .76 of a second.
One of the astir anticipated races connected the programme much than lived up to the hype.
Second-place finisher Rai Benjamin of the United States finished successful 46.17, a people that besides crushed the 46.7 that Warholm acceptable past month.
Warholm tore unfastened his jersey erstwhile helium crossed the enactment first. He flashed the aforesaid mouth-gaping look of amazement arsenic erstwhile helium announced himself connected the satellite signifier with his triumph astatine the World Championships successful 2017.
Alison dos Santos of Brazil finished 3rd successful 46.72, arsenic six of the 8 runners broke either a world, continent oregon nationalist record.
The lawsuit got an unthinkable absorption connected societal media, led by legendary NFL choky extremity Shannon Sharpe who likened Warholm's accomplishment to Usain Bolt's satellite grounds 100-metre sprint clip of 9.58.
All successful all, it was a contention that much than lived up to expectations connected a steamy day astatine a mostly bare Olympic Stadium.
Amazing but not unexpected.
The hype for this showdown started gathering astatine US Olympic trials successful June, erstwhile Benjamin became lone the 4th antheral to interruption 47 seconds with a tally of 46.83 and pronounced helium thought helium had a low-46 successful him.
Warholm responded a fewer weeks aboriginal by moving the 46.70, and breaking the 29-year-old satellite grounds held by American Kevin Young since the Barcelona Olympics.
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