Alison Dos Santos has officially put Brazil on the hurdles map…
The 21-year-old Brazilian athlete claimed the bronze medal in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2020 Tokyo Games, giving Brazil its first medal in the event.
Dos Santos also gave Brazil its first track and field medal at these Olympics.
A phenomenon on the rise of world athletics, Dos Santos consolidated the strength shown in the semifinals, in which he broke the South American record with a time of 47.31 seconds, improving by three hundredths his own continental mark. A brand that would drop again in the final.
He finished the race with a time of 46.72, right behind Team USA’s Rai Benjamin, who claimed the silver with a time of 46.17.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm claimed the gold with a world record-setting time of 45.94.