Havard Bentdal Ingvaldsen from Norway, who will turn 21 in September, impressed at the Budapest World Championships on Sunday with a new Norwegian record in the 400 meters at 44.39.
The time was set during the morning heats. Havard Bentdal Ingvaldsen's
previous Norwegian record was 44.86, achieved in June.
The European record for the 400 meters run is held by Thomas Schönleben
at 44.33 from the 1987 Rome World Championships, where the East German athlete secured the world championship title.
Older European records for men's championship events include Pietro Mennea's
200 meters at 19.72 (1979), Patrick Sjöberg's
high jump at 242 (1987), Robert Emmijan's
long jump at 886 (1987), Jurgen Schult's
discus throw at 74.08 (1986), and Juri Sedykh's
hammer throw at 86.74 (1986).
The best men's 400 meters of all time in Europe
44,33 - Thomas Schönlebe 1987
44,35 - Matthew Hudson-Smith 2022
44,36 - Iwan Thomas 1997
44,37 - Roger Black 1996
44,37 - Mark Richardson 1998
44,39 - Håvard Bentdal Ingvaldsen 2023