2021 Women’s 400 Hurdles World Rankings

The first of Sydney McLaughlin’s two World Records came at the Olympic Trials. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

AND NOW THE SUB-52 BARRIER IS HISTORY. Sydney McLaughlin’s season was brief, but oh-so-productive. The Olympic Trials saw her run the first 51 ever, a World Record 51.90. Some 6 weeks later she was at it again in the Olympics, lowering the all-time best to 51.46…

THE CHOICE FOR NO. 2 was really tough. There was no question that Femke Bol absolutely dominated the DL Circuit, winning all 5 races she entered, including the Final. Dalilah Muhammad, on the other hand, ran only a pair of DLs, winning one and finishing 4th in the other. In the final analysis the selectors gave the American a narrow overall edge for handily beating the Dutch star in the year’s biggest race and breaking the former WR in the process…

BEHIND McLAUGHLIN & MUHAMMAD, Shamier Little (4), Nnenya Hailey (9) & Anna Cockrell (10) all scored, giving the U.S. half of the Top 10 for the third time in a row.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN (US) (8/7/99, 5-8½/134) (1.74/61)
52.83 1)Music City 6/06
51.90 1)Olympic Trials 6/27
(54.07h, 53.03sf)
51.46 1)Olympic Games 8/04
(54.65h, 53.03sf)
2. DALILAH MUHAMMAD (US) (2/7/90, 5-7/137) (1.70/62)
55.01 1B)Jacksonville 5/31
54.50 1)NACAC 6/05
52.42 2)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. McLaughlin
(55.51h, 53.86sf)
51.58 2)Olympic Games 8/04 1. McLaughlin
(53.97h, 53.30sf)
52.77 1)Eugene DL 8/21
54.50 4)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova
3. FEMKE BOL (Netherlands) (2/23/00, 6-0/143) (1.83/65)
54.33 1)Hengelo CT 6/06
53.44 1)Florence DL 6/10
53.33 1)Oslo DL 7/01
52.37 1)Stockholm DL 7/04
52.81 1)Gyulai Mem 7/06
53.24 1)Gateshead2 DL 7/13
52.03 3)Olympic Games 8/04 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad
(54.43h, 53.91sf)
53.05 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
52.80 1)Zürich DL 9/09
54.01 1)Bellinzona 9/14
4. SHAMIER LITTLE (US) (3/20/95, 5-4¼/115) (1.63/52)
53.65 1)Mt. SAC 5/09
53.12 1)Jacksonville 5/31
53.85 4)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad; 3. Cockrell
(55.22h, 53.71sf)
52.39 2)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Bol
52.85 2)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Bol
54.53 2)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Bol
53.79 2)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Muhammad
53.78 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Bol
57.18 8)Paris DL 8/28 1. Woodruff; 2. Ryzhykova; 3. Russell; 4. Hailey; 5. Tkachuk;
6. Zapletalova; 7. Couckuyt
53.35 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bol
5. ANNA RYZHYKOVA (Ukraine) (11/24/89, 5-9¼/130) (1.76/59)
55.25 1)Luts’k 5/17
55.09 2)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Knight
54.59 2)Hengelo CT 6/06 1. Bol
54.19 2)Florence DL 6/10 1. Bol
54.15 2)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Bol
52.96 3)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Bol; 2. Little
53.48 5)Olympic Games 8/04 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad; 3. Bol; 4. Russell
(54.56h, 54.23sf)
54.40 4)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Woodruff
54.32 3)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Bol; 2. Little
54.59 2)Paris DL 8/28 1. Woodruff
54.25 3)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Tkachuk; 2. Hailey
53.70 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bol; 2. Little
54.87 2)Zagreb CT 9/14 1. Woodruff
6. JANIEVE RUSSELL (Jamaica) (11/14/93, 5-8¾/139) (1.75/63)
56.02 1)Clermont 5/02
55.45 1)Spanish Town 5/08
57.16 3)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Petersen; 2. Turner
54.75 1)Kingston 5/29
54.88 1)Kingston 6/05
54.07 1)Jam Ch 6/25
54.08 4)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova
53.68 3)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Bol; 2. Little
54.66 3)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Bol; 2. Little
53.08 4)Olympic Games 8/04 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad; 3. Bol
(54.81h, 54.10sf)
54.50 5)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Woodruff; 4. Ryzhykova
54.89 6)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova; 4. Muhammad; 5. Sprunger
54.75 3)Paris DL 8/28 1. Woodruff; 2. Ryzhykova
54.57 4)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Tkachuk; 2. Hailey; 3. Ryzhykova
55.74 7)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova; 4. Tkachuk; 5. Woodruff;
6. Hailey
55.45 3)Zagreb CT 9/14 1. Woodruff; 2. Ryzhykova
7. VIKTORIYA TKACHUK (Ukraine) (11/8/94, 5-10/152) (1.78/69)
55.44 1)Conegliano 6/02
55.10 1)Prague 6/07
54.60 1)Geneva 6/12
54.60 1)Ukr Ch 6/20
(56.04h)
54.62 3)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Bol; 2. Ryzhykova
54.39 5)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova; 4. Russell
54.02 4)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Russell
53.79 6)Olympic Games 8/04 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad; 3. Bol; 4. Russell; 5. Ryzhykova
(54.80h, 54.25sf)
56.53 8)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova; 4. Muhammad; 5. Sprunger;
6. Russell; 7. Nugent
54.93 5)Paris DL 8/28 1. Woodruff; 2. Ryzhykova; 3. Russell; 4. Hailey
54.18 1)Chorzów CT 9/05
53.76 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova
54.75 3)Bellinzona 9/14 1. Bol; 2. Sprunger
8. GIANNA WOODRUFF (Panama) (11/18/93, 5-6/126) (1.67/57)
57.22 3)Prairie View 4/03 1. Spencer; 2. Salmon
56.22 1)Waco 4/17
55.02 1)Drake R 4/24
54.70 2)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Little
55.37 1)Fort Worth 5/18
56.68 6)Jacksonville 5/31 1. Little; 2. Whyte; 3. Salmon; 4. Watson; 5. Hailey
55.84 7)Olympic Games 8/04 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad; 3. Bol; 4. Russell; 5. Ryzhykova;
6. Tkachuk
(55.49h, 54.22sf)
54.20 3)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Muhammad; 2. Little
54.44 1)Paris DL 8/28
54.50 5)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova; 4. Tkachuk
54.67 1)Zagreb CT 9/14
9. NNENYA HAILEY (US) (2/23/94, 5-5/119) (1.65/54)
57.57 5)Prairie View 4/03 1. Spencer; 2. Salmon; 3. Woodruff; 4. McKnight
58.83 4)Waco 4/17 1. Woodruff; 2. Spencer; 3. Gonzalez
56.93 2)Arkansas Twi 5/07 1. McKnight
55.83 4)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Little; 2. Woodruff; 3. Spencer
56.05 2)Fort Worth 5/18 1. Woodruff
55.73 5)Jacksonville 5/31 1. Little; 2. Whyte; 3. Salmon; 4. Watson
dq )Olympic Trials 6/27 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad; 3. Cockrell; 4. Little; 5. Tate;
6. Bookman; 7. Spencer
(55.05h, 54.24sf)
54.42 5)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Russell; 4. Tkachuk
55.16 5)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Russell; 4. Knight
55.16 6)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Woodruff; 4. Ryzhykova; 5. Russell
55.16 1)Budapest 8/24
54.78 4)Paris DL 8/28 1. Woodruff; 2. Ryzhykova; 3. Russell
54.21 2)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Tkachuk
55.06 6)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bol; 2. Little; 3. Ryzhykova; 4. Tkachuk; 5. Woodruff
55.26 4)Bellinzona 9/14 1. Bol; 2. Sprunger; 3. Tkachuk
10. ANNA COCKRELL (US) (8/28/97, 5-11/143) (1.80/65)
55.65 1)Florida R 4/02
55.59 1)UCLA v USC 5/02
54.77 1)Pac-12 5/16
(56.87h)
54.68 1)NCAA 6/12
(58.05h, 56.37qf, 56.12sf)
53.70 3)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad
(56.83h, 55.10sf)
dq )Olympic Games 8/04 1. McLaughlin; 2. Muhammad; 3. Bol; 4. Russell; 5. Ryzhykova;
6. Tkachuk; 7. Woodruff
(55.37h, 54.17sf)

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Sydney McLaughlin (New Balance) 6. Ashley Spencer (Nike)
1)Music City, 1)Olympic Trials, 1)Olympic Games 2)Drake, 3)Mt. SAC, 7)Olympic Trials
2. *Dalilah Muhammad (Nike) 7. Cassandra Tate (unattached)
2)Olympic Trials, 2)Olympic Games, 1)Eugene DL 1)Baton Rouge, 7)Mt. SAC, 5)Olympic Trials
3. *Shamier Little (adidas) 8. Deonca Bookman (unattached)
4)Olympic Trials, 2)Stockholm DL, 2)Zürich DL 5)Texas R, 3)Jacksonville, 6)Olympic Trials
4. *Nnenya Hailey (unattached) 9. Shannon Meisberger (Arizona)
dq)Olympic Trials, 4)Paris DL, 6)Zürich DL 3)Pac-12, 2)NCAA, 5sf)Olympic Trials
5. *Anna Cockrell (USC) 10. Kiah Seymour (Glenarden TC)
1)NCAA, 3)Olympic Trials, dq)Olympic Games 2)NFl, 4)Irvine, 5sf)Olympic Trials

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