Karsten Warholm broke his own world record in the greatest men’s 400-metre hurdles race ever run on Tuesday. Karsten Warholm clocked a remarkable 45.94 seconds and beating his previous world best of 46.70sec in the men’s 400-metre hurdles race. Moreover, A win that represents a historic victory for Norway’s unique sporting system. This was the Olympic final the event deserved in a golden era of the men’s 400m hurdles. Benjamin’s time of 46.17 seconds for silver would have comfortably broken the previous record Warholm had set in July. Though, Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos bronze-medal time of 46.72 was just outside it. However, The 25-year-old Norwegian finished in 45.94 seconds. He smashes his previous record of 46.70 and becomes the first man to finish in under 46 seconds
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Warholm’s dominance crowned a brilliant Summer Games for Norway. American rival Rai Benjamin came up strongly over the stretch and caught up with the Norwegian. But just when it looked like he will fade away. Benjamin had not given up hope and pushed down the home straight, coming almost neck-and-neck on the 10th and last hurdle. Warholm tapped into some hidden source of energy in his body and raced pulled away to smash the world record.
Benjamin completed his run in 46.17 and would have taken half a second off the previous world record. Rai Benjamin, his longtime American rival also beat the previous record. He finishes in 46.17 seconds for silver, and Brazil’s Alison dos Santos took bronze. Moreover, Six of the eight finalists set national records at the Olympics.com.