For the Tokyo Olympics ,Up next is Dalilah Muhammad.
The 400-meter hurdles might be the most grueling of all races in track and field. Not only does it take speed, but it also takes a ridiculous amount of stamina, steady pace, timing and patience.
Yet, somehow, Dalilah Muhammad just keeps dominating it. Over and over and over again. She won Olympic gold in the 400mH in Rio in 2016 and now she has her sights set on repeating again in Tokyo.
She’ll have some stiff competition in her way with teammate Sydney McLaughlin, but Muhammad, a 31 year old from Jamaica, New York, is a world champion. Never count her out. Ever.
Track stars Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad put on a show Saturday morning at the Tokyo Olympics (Friday night in the U.S.). And in fact, they made the 400-meter hurdles look easy — and that event is definitely anything but.
McLaughlin — who broke Muhammad’s world record in June at the U.S. Olympic Trials and lowered it to 51.90 — easily won the third heat of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.65. And then Muhammad — who won gold in the event at the 2016 Rio Games — comfortably won the fifth heat at 53.97.