De Grasse wins 200m after epic McLaughlin show | Dailytrust

De Grasse wins 200m after epic McLaughlin show

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Andre de Grasse upstaged Noah Lyles to claim the first men’s 200m gold of the post-Usain Bolt era on Wednesday, as Sydney McLaughlin obliterated her own world record to claim a thrilling victory in the women’s 400m hurdles.

The stage for the 200m final at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium had been set up by McLaughlin’s epic duel with American teammate Dalilah Muhammad.

McLaughlin, 21, surged past Muhammad just metres from the line in a baking hot morning session to win in 51.46sec, slicing a whopping 0.44sec off her previous mark of 51.90sec set at the US trials in June.

“Every time we step on the track it’s always something fast,” McLaughlin said.