Two-time world champion Carsten Warholm broke a 29-year-old world record in the 400m hurdles on Thursday in the Diamond League.
The 25-year-old Norwegian finished in 46.70 seconds to overcome the 46.78 mark set by American Kevin Young in the 1992 Olympic final in Barcelona.
“It was just the perfect moment,” Warholm said in an interview with World Athletics. “Everyone is talking about this world record that has stood for many, many years – it’s actually older than me.”
Warholm said he was excited to break the record in front of home fans, including family members, at Ticket Stadium.
“I knew I had it in me, but of course it’s very special to be able to do it,” he said. “I am just very happy and really proud. This is a good time. “
Warholm’s previous best score was 46.87 in Stockholm last August.