Americans Outshine : Athing Mu wins gold in women’s 800-meter race
On Tuesday, Simone Biles made her return with a bronze in the balance beam.
On the track, it is Americans who dominated. Erriyon Knighton zoomed into the 200-meter final along with fellow American Noah Lyles.
Athing Mu won gold in the 800-meter final, her country’s first victory in the event in more than a half-century, her compatriot Raevyn Rogers grabbed bronze. Keely Hodgkinson of Britain took silver. Mu dominated the race from the start and crossing the line clear of her rivals in a time of 1:55:21.
On the track, American Rai Benjamin broke the previous world record in the 400-meter hurdles but was outdone by Norway’s Karsten Warholm, who became the first person to break 46 seconds in the event.
In Women’s 200-meters, Elaine Thompson Herah has won gold for Jamaica.