World report within the 400 meter hurdles for Karsten Warholm

The final of the men’s 400 meter hurdles was one of the most dramatic moments of the Tokyo Olympics.

The Norwegian Karsten Warholm ousted Rai Benjamin from Team USA for the gold medal when he broke his own world record and set a breathtaking time of 45.94 seconds. Benjamin, for his part, even broke Warholms old record and finished his race in 46.17 seconds.

The close race between the rivals represented the best of the sport and produced some indelible images. Warholm was shocked to see his time, and then he tore off his undershirt in excitement.

Benjamin was in disbelief as he had run the race faster than anyone else before but still finished with a silver medal. Brazilian Alison dos Santos won the bronze medal – and he was pretty excited.

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Here are some lasting images of a race for the ages:

Karsten Warholm (NOR) wins the men's 400m hurdles final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic Stadium. Karsten Warholm (NOR) celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic Stadium.    Karsten Warholm (NOR) reacts in the Olympic Stadium after winning the men's 400 meter hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Karsten Warholm (NOR) celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic Stadium.Silver medalist Rai Benjamin (USA) after the men's 400 m hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic Stadium. Alison Dos Santos of Brazil celebrates the bronze medal in the final of the men's 400 meter hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.     Bronze medalist Alison dos Santos (BRA) reacts at the Olympic Stadium after the men's 400 meter hurdles during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Silver medalist Rai Benjamin (USA) after the men's 400 m hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic Stadium.Karsten Warholm (NOR) celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic Stadium. Karsten Warholm (NOR) celebrates his world record victory in the men's 400 m hurdles final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the Olympic Stadium.

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