Alison dos Santos wins gold in Doha and breaks record of the year in the 400 hurdles

The Brazilian athlete completed the race with 47s24, a mark not yet achieved in the year and his second best ever, behind only the 46s72 of the Olympic bronze conquest in Tokyo-2020

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Alison dos Santos won gold in the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar

Alison dos Santos continues to achieve expressive results in his career. bronze medalist in Tokyo Gamesthe 21-year-old Brazilian opened the season Diamond League climbing to the top of the podium in Doha, in Qatarwith the best time of the year in the 400 meters hurdles and the meeting record. The Brazilian athlete completed the race with 47s24, a mark not yet achieved in the year and his second best ever, behind only the 46s72 of the Olympic bronze conquest. Among all competitors, time ranks 31st in history.

This time Alison dos Santos got the better of the American Rai Benjamin, silver in Tokyo and again in second place, this time behind the Brazilian, with 47.49. Irishman Thomas Barr took the bronze, clocking 49.67. The Brazilian took the lead in the world rankings in 2022 by winning his second race of the season.. He had already taken the gold in Ohio, in the United States, with 48.41. It is worth remembering that the world record holder of the event, the Norwegian Karsten Warholm (45s94), did not go to Doha. Piu, as the 21-year-old from São Paulo is affectionately called, returns to compete in the second stage of the Diamond League, still in May. The race will be on the 28th, in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States. In addition to already looking for better marks for Paris-2024, the Brazilian wants to come strong at the World Cup, which takes place between June 15 and 24, also in Oregon.

*With information from Estadão Content

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