Tokyo 2020 Day 11: All 26 Olympic golds as Warholm smashes 400m hurdles world record

Norwegian powers to gold medal with a times of 45.94 seconds

Day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics and we have witnessed the greatest men's 400 metres hurdles race of all time.

Karsten Warholm of Norway won final on Tuesday in a world record time of 45.94 seconds in what will go down as one of the best performances ever at a Summer Games.

Rai Benjamin of the United States took silver, with Brazilian Alison dos Santos taking bronze.

Germany secured their first athletics gold as world champion Malaika Mihambo won the women's long jump gold with her final leap of 7.00 metres.

Brittney Reese of the United States took the silver ahead of bronze medallist Ese Brume of Nigeria.

After an exciting competition during which the lead changed hands frequently between Reese and Brume, Mihambo, who was placed third going into the final round, settled the deal with her last leap.

Reese and Brume finished tied on 6.97 but the American took the silver owing to her second-best jump of 6.95 which was five centimetres longer than Brume's 6.90.

Cuban pair Serguey Torres and Fernando Jorge won the gold medal in the men's canoe double 1,000 metres competition.

China's Liu Hao and Zheng Pengfei took the silver medal while Germany's Sebastian Brendel and Tim Hecker claimed the bronze medal.

Hungary's Balint Kopasz captured the gold medal in the men's kayak single 1,000 metres with compatriot Adam Varga picking up a silver medal while Portugal's Fernando Pimenta took the bronze.

We will keep you updated with all the gold medal winners as they happen in the photo gallery above.

Updated: August 3rd 2021, 4:49 AM
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