Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Sydney McLaughlin Breaks World Record in 400m Hurdles, Skateboarding & More – Live!

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Sydney McLaughlin Breaks World Record in 400m Hurdles, Skateboarding & More – Live!


And now we’ve looked at the Australian odds, here’s where Team USA can get big today.

10:30 p.m. EDT: women’s 400m hurdles final

Three Americans – including the new world record holder – will face off in the women’s 400m hurdles final. Sydney McLaughlin, 21, set the world record at the US Olympic Trials in June and won her semi-final on Monday with a time of 53.03 seconds. (That’s 1.13 seconds off her time from trying.) Dalilah Muhammad, the former record holder, also won her semi-final, clocking 53.30 seconds, and Anna Cockrell, a recent USC graduate competing in her first Games, placed second in her semi-final. McLaughlin and Muhammad are set to compete for gold, and Cockrell, too, has a real shot at a medal.

7 a.m. EDT: women’s 3000m steeplechase final

Emma Coburn competes in the steeplechase at her third consecutive Olympic Games; she didn’t win a medal in 2012 and won bronze in 2016, and she is expected to compete in Tokyo. Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech is the race favorite – she holds the current world record – but had a poor performance in her preliminary race on Saturday. Chepkoech made it to the final, but she’s struggling with an inflamed Achilles tendon, potentially leaving a door open for Coburn to win gold. Two other Americans, Courtney Frerichs and Val Constien, also qualified for the steeplechase final.

7:15 a.m. EDT: Men’s hammer throw final

Two American men, Daniel Haugh and Rudy Winkler, advanced to the hammer throw final. In the semifinals, Winkler made the second furthest throw among the 31 players, and Haugh’s throw was good for the ninth. Winkler participates in his second Games; he placed 18th in the qualifying round in 2016 and did not advance to the final. These are Haugh’s first Olympics.

8:05 am EDT: men’s 800m final

Clayton Murphy, who won bronze in the 800m in Rio, was the only American to advance to the event final this summer. Her semifinal time was the third best among the 24 field. Wilson’s wife, sprinter Ariana Washington, is also an Olympian; the two met at the Olympic Village in 2016. Washington doesn’t run in Tokyo.

8:55 a.m. EDT: men’s 200m final

The men’s 200m final is packed with Americans, and in a field that doesn’t include Usain Bolt, it’s anyone’s race. Among the Americans, Kenny Bednarek, 22, was the fastest in the semifinals, finishing second behind Canada’s Andre de Grasse, who finished second in the event behind Bolt in Rio. Erriyon Knighton, who is only 17, won his semi-final, and Noah Lyles, who is the reigning world champion of the event, was also part of the field.

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