Every Olympic athlete has to overcome some hurdles to become the champions that we see on television, whether it’s enduring painstaking training or difficult living conditions in their home country. But some athletes literally have to jump over hurdles to get the gold.
Cue Dalilah Muhammad, who became the first woman from the United States to win the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdle Olympic event, according to the Huffington Post. Even through rain, the Huffington Post says the athlete “shot out of the blocks, rose quickest at the first hurdle and never looked like being overtaken.”
Muhammad beat out Denmark’s Sara Slott Petersen who won silver, while Ashley Spencer of the United States took home the bronze medal, reports the Huffington Post.
Her margin of victory: 0.42 seconds, according to the Huffington Post, finishing the event with a total time of 53.13 seconds.