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Karsten Warholm: Top 10 fastest timings of the athlete in the men’s 400 m hurdles

Karsten Warholm is his country’s most successful track athlete and the fastest 400 m sprinter in history. He hails from the Fjords of Norway. Warholm competes in the 400 metres and 400 m hurdles. He is the 2020 Tokyo Olympic champion, a two-time world champion and the world record holder in 400 m hurdles.Warholm has won gold for the 400 m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in 2017 and 2019, as well as the 2018 and 2022 European Athletics Championships.

He is a two-time Diamond League 400 m hurdles champion. In 2021, he was voted World Athletics Male Athlete of the Year. In July 2021, Warholm broke the world record in 400 m hurdles. The following month at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 400 m hurdles. He broke his own world record by over three-quarters of a second.

Career Arch of Karsten Warholm

Karsten Warholm has a world record and two World Championship golds to his name. Karsten won them from London 2017 and Doha 2019. Added to that he has gone the entire 2019 season undefeated. Karsten Warholm has rightly won himself a place among the elite of world athletics. One of Norway’s most popular sports, people have accepted the sport of track and field due to Warholm’s popularity. He’s been named European Athlete of the Year and taken home a host of national awards. Warholm has a background as a versatile athlete from a young age. As a 17-year-old, he won eight golds at the Norwegian Youth Indoors Championships in 2013. He topped the podium in the octathlon during the U18 World Athletics Championships in Ukraine. However, with coach Leif Olav Alnes, he’s focused his efforts on the 400 m hurdles solely.

As the world’s fastest 400m hurdler, Warholm has been steadily building up to beating Kevin Young’s legendary world record of 46.78s, set during the Barcelona Games in 1992. He came close in August 2020, when he set a new personal best of 46.87s at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, a feat which made him the only athlete to break 47 seconds on two occasions. But everything fell into place the following year for Warholm in front of a home crowd in Oslo, where he ran 46.70s to set a new world record at a Diamond League meeting. He then bettered his own time on the biggest sporting stage of all, smashing the world record once again as he set a time of 45.94s to win gold in Tokyo.

While Warholm might be known for his intensity on the track he is popular of the track as well. A quick glance at his social media shows that the Norwegian has a far lighter side when not competing. He loves setting up viral video shoots with his coach, dressing up and even playing with Lego. Added to that, he’s even an ardent Potterhead. Warholm has recreated Hogwarts the fictional school from the Harry Potter series of books. He has also built Manchester United’s stadium, Old Trafford. An impressive feat considering it consists of nearly 4,000 pieces and 490 pages of instructions. Like many successful athletes, Warholm has also spent time with his country’s Prime Minister. Something he very rarely does when on the track.

What are the top ten best runs of Karsten Warholm in men’s 400 m?

Competition (Location)DateResultPosition
Olympics (Japan)03 AUG 202145.941
Diamond League (Monaco)21 JUL 202346.511
Diamond League (Norway)15 JUN 202346.521
Diamond League (Norway)01 JUL 202146.701
Norwegian Championships (Norway)06 JUL 202346.761
Diamond League (Sweden)23 AUG 202046.871
Weltklasse (Switzerland)29 AUG 201946.921
Golden Gala Pietro Mennea (Italy)17 SEP 202047.071
ISTAF (Germany)13 SEP 202047.081
Diamond League (Monaco)09 JUL 202147.081

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