Norway’s Karsten Warholm SMASHES his own world record to win gold in a thrilling 400m men’s hurdles final… seeing off America’s Rai Benjamin, who ALSO broke the previous record
Norway’s Karsten Warholm claimed gold in a breathtaking 400m men’s hurdles final on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Warholm made history by smashing the world record in a time of 45.94 seconds, just about seeing off America’s Rai Benjamin, who also had broken the previous best.
It was a thrilling race, with Warholm just about fending off the American star, who looked as if he had the legs to pip the Norwegian to the line but recorded a time of 46.16.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm celebrates after winning gold in a memorable 400m hurdles final
Warholm can’t quite believe his achievement after smashing his own world record in Tokyo
Warholm pips America’s Benjamin Rai to gold in a final that will live long in the memory
Warholm poses alongside his world record achievement in Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium