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– A very nice feeling

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Of NTB | 10.06.2024 13:03:15

Sport: Warholm had to be among the top two to be guaranteed a place in the final. The Dimna runner had few problems with that. The 28-year-old took command from the start and won the heat easily with a time of 48.75.

– It was a good drive through, and it gave a very nice feeling. I looked over my shoulders after the last hedge, and then the others were gone. There was some improvement from Bislett, but we still need to pick up the pace a bit. If medals were handed out on paper, it would have been very boring. I feel very good anyway, Warholm told licensee NRK after the semi-final.

The final of the 400 meter hurdles starts on Tuesday evening.

– He leads by half an eternity. He must feel very fit. He operates in a completely different division. He looks for the others, but no one is around. He strolls into the goal, said NRK’s ​​commentator Jann Post during the semi-final.

Warholm has been wreaking havoc on the international athletics scene since his big breakthrough at the WC in 2017. Since the gold in London, there have been two more WC titles, two golds in the outdoor EC, two gold in the indoor EC in addition to the victory in the Tokyo Olympics .

In her season debut outdoors, Warholm was beaten by rival Alison dos Santos (Brazil) at Bislett. Together with Rai Benjamin (USA), the two are the main favorites before the Olympics in Paris. In Oslo, Warholm clocked in at 46.70, seven hundredths behind Dos Santos. Benjamin’s best rating in 2024 is 46.64.

Warholm’s biggest setback in his career so far came in the Eugene WC two years ago. He had then struggled with a strain injury in the run-up to the championship, and the 28-year-old was unable to cash in precious metal.

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