US athlete does incredible 'Superman Dive' to win gold in 400m hurdles

Watch: US athlete does incredible ‘Superman Dive’ to win gold in 400m hurdles

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University track star Infinite Tucker clinched victory in the 400m hurdles by performing a ‘Superman dive’ over the finishing line during an athletics meeting in Arkansas.

As Tucker and fellow competitor Robert Grant leapt over the final hurdle and into the home straight, there was very little to split the two.

The pair can be seen giving absolutely everything as the conclusion of the race drew closer, with it set to be a conventional photo finish to decide who would take home the medal.

However, Tucker had other ideas and with the line within touching distance, propelled himself with both arms outstretched to finish the race in first.

As the result of the race came in, the commentator stated that “he wasn’t about to leave it on the track” and this could not have been more accurate, with Tucker sprawled out on his back with nothing left in the tank.

After the race, he explained to ESPN what was going through his head as he pulled off such an extraordinary move.
“I closed my eyes over hurdle ten. I opened it, saw my ma at the finish, and I jumped to give her a hug,” Tucker revealed.

 

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