Muhammad revels in world record

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP):The running joke between Dalilah Muhammad and some of her competitors goes like this: She orders the wet conditions. Because she reigns in the rain.On a drizzly Sunday night, Muhammad broke a 16-year-old world record in the 400m hurdles by finishing in 52.20 seconds at the US Championships.“I’m just shocked,” Muhammad said. “I broke the world record.”With puddles formed on the track, the defending Olympic champion sloshed her way around the track to eclipse the mark of 52.34 set by Yuliya Pechonkina of Russia on August 8, 2003.Running out of the fourth lane, Muhammad didn’t let the raindrops deter her. She looked at her time and was almost taken aback.No way that can be real, right?It was.Muhammad smiled, briefly put her hands on her hips and then slumped down when her time flashed on the screen at Drake Stadium. Third-place finisher Ashley Spencer emphatically celebrated behind her and teenager Sydney McLaughlin came over to hug Muhammad after finishing second.It was also lightly raining when Muhammad won the Olympic gold at the 2016 Rio Games. Her competitors might want to start looking at the weather reports for the Tokyo Games, which are a year away.“Ashley said, ‘You’re the one that brings the rain,’” the 29-year-old Muhammad cracked. “I don’t know what it is.”In workouts, Muhammad has often been on world-record pace.She put it all together for real.To think, Muhammad fell in a training session two weeks ago and suffered a mild concussion. She missed three days of workouts to heal.She lost none of her speed. Then again, the level of the competition brought out the best in her.Muhammad believes the mark may not last too long. It may even fall again at the World Championships this fall in Doha, Qatar. Defending world champion Kori Carter didn’t even compete at nationals in the event since she has an automatic bye into worlds.“That 52 is going to get broke,” Muhammad said. “If not by me, by the other women.”McLaughlin finished in 52.88.last_img read more

Chalobah sent off as Chelsea youngsters lose

first_imgTrevoh Chalobah was sent off as Chelsea’s development side ended their season with a 2-1 defeat against Derby County.Chalobah, the younger brother of Blues midfielder Nathaniel, was shown a straight red card at Pride Park after bringing down Mason Bennett seven minutes into the second half.By that stage the home side were already ahead courtesy of goals from Mason and Kellan Gordon.AdChoices广告After Mason had opened the scoring. Ike Ugbo equalised after being set up by Kyle Scott – the striker’s 25th goal of the season.Gordon restored Derby’s lead before the interval and and Chelsea’s hopes of a comeback were dealt a major blow when they were reduced to 10 men.The result means Chelsea finished fifth in the Premier League 2 table. Embed from Getty Images  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Chilling Photos Taken Moments Before It All Goes Wrong x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more