Tokyo – The women’s 400m hurdles competition has gone through tectonic shifts in recent years, with a crop of fearless athletes challenging what is believed to be possible.
The 21-year-old phenom Sydney McClaughlin leads the one-lap hurdles revolution taking the baton from United States compatriot Dalilah Muhammad following her recent world-record run.
Muhammad, 10 years McClaughlin’s senior, has been the standard-bearer over the last five years, winning the Rio 2016 gold medal and breaking the world record twice in 2019.
Add rising Dutch star Femke Bol into the mix, and you have the makings of a race for the ages.
Tokyo 2020 takes a look at these leading women and how they stack up against each other ahead of the Olympic showpiece.