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Tokyo Olympics: Track records keep falling – Riverside, California

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Sydney McLaughlin of the United States broke the world record, and Dalilah Muhamad also broke it with a sensational American 1-2 finish in the women’s 400 hurdles.

Tokyo, Japan — The Tokyo Olympics continue to create some of the fasting moments the world has ever seen on trucks.

The day after showing that the men’s 400-meter hurdles could be one of the greatest races of all time, the women gave their own show as one of the tournament’s most anticipated rivals responded to the hype.

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States broke the world record, and Dalilah Muhamad also broke it with a sensational American 1-2 finish in the women’s 400 hurdles.

McLaughlin described the recent confrontation with Muhammad as “iron sharpening iron.”

This race was certainly sitting on the edge of the razor. McLaughlin came from behind to win the gold medal in 51.46 seconds after the last hurdle. This was faster than the 51.90 mark she set in the Olympic trial, which was the first woman she ran under the age of 52. Muhammad’s 51.58 time was also a world record.

However, in this race, 2nd place was enough.

Expect these two to set even more records between the present in 2024 and Paris. McLaughlin (21) and Muhammad (31) have been exchanging records for two years.

Muhammad won the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. McLaughlin formed a US team, but did not play the finals of the year.

“I made a mistake in creating an atmosphere in 2016. I’m really grateful that I was able to put the work together,” says McLaughlin.

On the basketball court, Breanna Stewart’s 23-point effort resulted in a US woman defeating Australia 79-55 to advance to the semi-finals. Americans now have only one win from playing seven consecutive gold medal games. They will face Serbia on Friday. The Serbs, who won the bronze medal in 2016, beat China 77-70.

Since 1992, the United States has won six consecutive gold medals and 53 consecutive games in Olympic tournaments. Americans played the best games of the tournament from a roster that hadn’t gathered until about three weeks before the Olympics.

“Do you die or die at this point,” Sue Bird said.

baseball

Triston Casas hit the Olympics’ third home run, and the United States continued to compete for the gold medal by defeating the Dominican Republic 3-1. Tyler Austin, a former major leaguer at the Yokohama BayStars home stadium in the Central League, has added his fifth solo home run, the second long ball in the tournament.

The United States will play Thursday night and compete with the losers of the Japan-Korea match on Wednesday night to qualify for this weekend’s gold medal game.

GNARLY DEBUT

Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi won the first Olympic Women’s Park event on skateboarding, consolidating Japan’s dominance when it made its Olympic debut.

The silver medal was presented to Cocona Hiraki, who became Japan’s youngest Olympic medalist at the age of 12. Britain’s Sky Brown won a bronze medal to thwart the Japanese medal sweep.

Japanese skaters also won gold medals at the men’s and women’s street events in the first week of the Tokyo Olympics.

“This tournament in my country made us stronger than before,” said Yokozumi. “I want everyone to love skateboarding.”

SPIKING IT

The US women’s volleyball team defeated the Dominican Republic in a straight set and advanced to the sixth semifinal in the last eight Olympics.

The Americans went on to play against Serbia in the semi-finals. The United States is aiming for the first gold medal in the sport after winning a bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and a silver medal in 2008 and 2012.

Related: Short-handed US advances to women’s volleyball semifinals

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