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Rio Olympics: Dalilah Muhammad wins gold in 400-meter hurdles

Dalilah Muhammad from the United States celebrates her

Dalilah Muhammad from the United States celebrates her gold medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Credit: AP / Lee Jin-man

Dalilah Muhammad of the United States went out hard and held on strong to win the women’s 400-meter hurdles gold medal in 53.13 seconds.

European champion Sara Slott Peterson of Denmark took silver in 53.55 on Thursday, and the United States picked up another bronze medal with Ashley Spencer storming home to finish third in personal best 53.72.

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