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Dalilah Muhammad

Track and Field Olympic Athlete, United States of America

An American track and field athlete who specializes in the 400 metres hurdles. She won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships, setting the current world record with a time of 52.16 seconds. She was also the 2013, 2016, and 2017 American national champion. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won gold in the 400 metres hurdles. Muhammad is only the second female 400 meter hurdler in history, after Sally Gunnell, to have won the Olympic and World titles and broken the world record. At the end of the season she was selected for the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award by the U.S.A. Track and Field Federation.and by Track and Field News at its World Women’s Athlete of the Year, voted their first choice by 24 of the publication’s 36-member panel.