On her way to Tokyo, an American runner breaks a record
American sprinter Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record for the 400-meter hurdles, at the conclusion of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, to finish the distance in 51.9 seconds, the first woman in the world to finish this race in less than 52 seconds. Thus, runner Sidney has broken the previous record held by the American runner Dalilah Muhammad, which was 52.16 seconds. It is worth noting that Dalila participated in the same qualifiers and came in second place now, and the two of them, along with a third American contestant named Anna Cockrell, will represent America in the Tokyo Olympics. The runner Sidney won the second place and the silver medal in the Doha Athletics Championships that took place in 2019. sports family Sydney comes from an athletic family, as her father, Willie, reached the semi-finals of Olympic qualifying in 1984. Her mother, Mary, was also a runner in school, and her older brother, Taylor, won the silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 World Championships in Athletics.