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McLaughlin storms to Olympic hurdles gold and world record

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By Rob Woollard

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Great come from behind victory.

Congrats to both US members-silver and Gold.

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Nice! We still have time to whoop China in golds!

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Yep, and trouncing them in overall medals.

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BAM! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! Good job lasses!

And the US men's 110 m hurdles are looking promising, too.

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trouncing them in overall medals.

No one uses "overall medals" as a tally. Except for the USA, that is! LOL

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No one uses "overall medals" as a tally. Except for the USA, that is! LOL

China wins more golds than US: “overall medals have always been the key metric at the Olympics! Yeehaw! Whoooooooooooo!”

US wins more golds than China: “It’s all about the golds, baby! Yeehaw! Whoooooooooo!”

China wins more golds and more overall medals: “It don’t matter none how many tainted medals y’all win if you don’t have FREEDOM! Yeehaw! Whooooooooooo!”

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Bbc, cbc, abc -australia all have a medals total.

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Love Sydney! This track is very responsive and fast. Can't wait to watch 200m final tonight.

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I can't help but laugh every time I hear "new world record".

Today's Athletes are competing with, super engineered everything.

Super engineered shoes, super engineered Bicycles, super engineered bows, super engineered larger lighter tennis rackets, super engineered guns, even the swimsuits are super engineered.

How many of these records were broken because advances in specialised equipment?

This also give the rich countries and well sponsored athlete a very big advantage over the others and why 3/4 of all medals will as usual go to the 20 top powerful and rich countries.

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I can't help but laugh every time I hear "new world record".

Today's Athletes are competing with, super engineered everything.

Super engineered shoes, super engineered Bicycles, super engineered bows, super engineered larger lighter tennis rackets, super engineered guns, even the swimsuits are super engineered.

How many of these records were broken because advances in specialised equipment?

This also give the rich countries and well sponsored athlete a very big advantage over the others and why 3/4 of all medals will as usual go to the 20 top powerful and rich countries.

Not just that. Now it's possible to be a six foot five guy with muscles out to here and back, say you identify as a nineteen year old girl, and break the world record in the teenage girls' weightlifting category. That helps too.

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She’s good from behind!

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@antiquesaving How many of these records were broken because advances in specialised equipment?

Kevin Young's 1992 400m Hurdle record was only broken this year by Warlholm and high-engineered track equipment has been around for decades.

Who is going to touch the 2.45m high jump from Sotomayor that has stood since 1993?

Mike Powell has the long jump WR at 8.95m that was achieved in 1991. Nobody close to it.

There are many more decades-old records, in all Olympic sports, but I have a feeling athletics may not be in your wheelhouse.

It is natural that WRs will be broken at a faster pace as more athletes are engaged in high level competition more than ever before.

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Kevin Young's 1992 400m Hurdle record was only broken this year by Warlholm and high-engineered track equipment has been around for decades.

Incorrect.

Rio was first Olympics where the new super shoe were used and the ones using them (prototypes) won gold medals.

Do a little checking before saying they have been around for decades

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9857017/amp/Rise-athletics-super-shoe-Carbon-fibre-plates-air-pods-boost-speed.html

https://amp.france24.com/en/live-news/20210728-record-setting-super-shoes-are-here-to-stay-say-experts

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Yet another amazing race where the Top 2 both broke the world record

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