Femke Bol has emerged the women’s 400m Hurdles World Champion following an impressive run on Thursday night at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
The Dutch hurdler improved her medal from Silver in the last edition to take home GOLD in a stunning display, winning in 51.70s – the seventh fastest time in history.
There was no better way to bounce back for Bol after she fell few meters to the finish line and lost the relay baton last Saturday in the mixed 4x400m relay final.
USA’s Shamier Little finally got another podium finish, clocking a Season’s Best (SB) of 52.80s to finish 2nd and pick her second World Championship Silver medal – her first since Beijing 2015.
Rushell Clayton of Jamaica came third with a Personal Best (PB) of 52.81s to claim Bronze. She also won the Bronze at the 2019 World Championship in Doha.