European record and win an hour later
Norwegian Karsten Warhom established a new European record in the 400 meter hurdles by winning this Sunday at the Stockholm meeting, second round of the Diamond League, with a time of 46.87 seconds.
Warholm, which He arrived at the appointment with the best world record of the year, the 47.10 that he signed on August 14 in Monaco, lowered by 5 hundredths the previous European record that he himself had since August 29, 2019 with a record of 46.92 seconds.
The fence touch
The Norwegian athlete, double distance world champion, stayed 9 cents from the legendary world record of American Kevin Young, who completed the distance in a time of 46.78 at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Warholm seemed ready to break the world record until he stumbled over the last hurdle. And this just makes it clear to us that Young's record will fall sooner rather than later. The Warholm star at just 24 has only started to shine. The most surreal would come just an hour later when without being previously registered he decided to run the 400 smooth. Not only that, but He beat his rivals and achieved the third best mark of the year (45.05).