Athletics: Swedish record when Carl Bengtström took bronze in the 400 meter hurdles during the European Athletics Championships

At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, Sven Nylander ran the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 47.98.

It has been a Swedish record ever since. Until tonight.

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  • “Incredibly large”

    In the final at the Athletics EC in Rome, Carl Bengtström ran a magnificent race and finished third, in a time of 47.94.

    The time was therefore not only enough for EC bronze, but also for a Swedish record.

    What does the bronze mean for Bengtström?

    – Much less than the time, he says to SVT Sport.

    – This time, then… It’s incredibly big to go under 48 seconds. I’ve been saying that for a few years now, it’s possible it has been there but I have to put in a good run which I feel I did now.

    Jeng: “So well deserved”

    SVT Sports expert Alhaji Jeng was impressed.

    – So lovely to see, and so well deserved. And it’s not a bad Swedish record he sets.

    Italian silver

    Norwegian Karsten Warholm was, as expected, superior in the lead and won in a fine time of 46.98, which is a new championship record. The silver went to Alessandro Sibilio, in the new Italian record time of 47.50.

    The medal was Sweden’s second in the championship. The first was taken by Perseus Karlström, when he won the men’s 20 km walk.