Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone Triumphs in 400m Hurdles at Edwin Moses Legends Meet

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Two-time Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone cruised to victory in the women's 400m hurdles at the Edwin Moses Legends Meet on Friday, 31 May. This race marked her return to the event after a 22-month hiatus.

McLaughlin-Levrone, the world record holder in the 400m hurdles, posted a time of 52.70 seconds. This quick but comfortable performance was enough to meet the entry standard for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. However, she will still need to secure her spot on Team USA at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, scheduled for 21-30 June in Eugene, Oregon.

With her time, McLaughlin-Levrone took the world lead in the women's 400m hurdles. Her position at the top might be challenged soon as Dutch world champion Femke Bol is set to start her season on Sunday, 2 June, at the 2024 Stockholm Diamond League.

Despite the long break from the event, McLaughlin-Levrone appeared incredibly comfortable and composed during the race. Reflecting on her performance, she acknowledged that there is still room for improvement. Speaking to a reporter from the American Track League, she stated, “We haven’t had much hurdle practice, so there’s a lot to improve.”

McLaughlin-Levrone's return to the 400m hurdles signals her strong form and determination as she gears up for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Women's 400m Hurdles Results

1McLaughlin, SydneyUnited States52.70 World Lead
2Smith, MichelleBritish Virgin Islands55.96
3Claxton, GracePuerto Rico56.26
4Yukich, AlanahAustralia56.62
5Walker, SageCanada56.94
6Rojas, DaniellaCosta Rica57.27
7Spencer, AshleyUnited States1:02.84

Other Highlights of the Competition

  • Men's 1500m: Sam Prakel triumphed with a time of 3:35.73, showcasing his strong middle-distance form.
  • Women's 800m: Shafiqua Maloney won in 1:59.31, outpacing Kate Grace (2:00.68).
  • Men's 800m: Tonatiu Lopez took victory with a time of 1:45.79.
  • Women's 200m: Canadian sprinter Audrey Leduc set a new national record in the 200m at the 2024 Edwin Moses Classics in Atlanta, clocking 22.36 seconds to break the previous mark
  • Men's 200m: High schooler Christian Miller finished 2nd in 20.54, behind Terrance Laird (20.30) and ahead of Matthew Boling (20.58).
  • Men's and women's 400m: Christopher Bailey won in 44.42 while Quenera Hayes prevailed in the women's race with 50.88.
  • Women's 100m Hurdles: Former world record record holder Keni Harrison took the win in 12.60 seconds.

Complete results of the Edwin Moses Legends Meet.

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