Fimik Poll has seen her chances of becoming world champion in the 400m hurdles increase dramatically next month in Budapest. Her great rival Sidney McLaughlin-Levron decided to abandon this segment in Hungary in order to focus fully on the “normal” 400m.
“I don’t think the combination of both distances gives us enough time to recover,” said Bobby Kersey, coach of the US Athletic Association. Los Angeles Times. “And the biggest challenge we’re facing right now is the 400-meter race.”
23-year-old McLaughlin Levrone is the reigning Olympic champion and world champion in the 400m hurdles and is also the only woman to dive under 51 seconds. Paul took silver behind her main competition at the World Cup in Eugene last year. She won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Until then it was gold for McLaughlin Levron.
Her withdrawal from the 400m hurdles in Budapest does not mean that McLaughlin-Levron will miss next year’s Paris Olympics. According to Kersey, this is still part of his student’s training schedule.
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