McLAUGHLIN Sydney

7 Aug 1999
22
Female
LOS ANGELES, CA
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 400m Hurdles 1 Gold Medal
Women's 4 x 400m Relay 1 Gold Medal

Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
WU20R Women's 400m Hurdles 53.60 27 April, 2018 Fayetteville, AR (USA)
WR Women's 400m Hurdles Final 51.46 4 August, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)
OR Women's 400m Hurdles Final 51.46 4 August, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation400m Hurdles
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRASF (56.22)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation400m Hurdles4 x 400m
2019Doha, QAT2nd (52.23)1st (3:18.92)

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year400m400m Hurdles
20191 x 2nd3 x 1st

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventLocationResult
12019400m HurdlesZurich, SUI52.85
12019400m HurdlesMonaco, MON53.32
12019400m HurdlesOslo, NOR54.16
22019400mShanghai, CHN50.78

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
42021100m HurdlesWorld Athletics Continental TourEugene, OR, USA12.86
52021100m HurdlesWorld Athletics Continental TourWalnut, CA, USA12.65


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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Syd (projects.nj.com, 01 Jan 2019)
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Volunteering, reading, listening to podcasts. (ukathletics.com, 01 Jun 2018; athleticsweekly.com, 02 Oct 2019)
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Athlete, Business Owner
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Partner Andre Levrone Jr.
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English
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Bobby Kersee [personal], USA, from 2020
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Her brother Taylor McLaughlin has competed in athletics representing the United States of America, and won silver in 400m hurdles at the 2016 World U20 Championships in Bydogoszcz, Poland. Her father Willie McLaughlin qualified for the 400m semifinals at the 1984 US Olympic Trials and her mother Mary ran in high school. Her partner Andre Levrone Jr. played American football in the NFL. (Instagram profile, 13 Apr 2021; athleticsweekly.com, 02 Oct 2019; olympics.nbcsports.com, 14 Jul 2016; nj.com, 12 Jul 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 06 May 2020)
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She ran her first competitive track race at age six. (espn.go.com, 10 Jul 2016)
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"Stepping on the track when I was younger, it just came naturally, it gave off a feeling of belonging and effortlessness, feeling like that's what I was supposed to do." (athleticsweekly.com, 02 Oct 2019)
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To win a medal in the 400m hurdles at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nj.com, 17 Jun 2021)
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She trains at the University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA] in the United States of America. She begins training at 09:30 until 11:30. After a two hour break she does weight training for up to one and a half hours before she gets treatments for up to two hours. (people.com, 25 May 2021; teamusa.org, 05 Apr 2021; letsrun.com, 12 Feb 2021)
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Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (people.com, 25 May 2021)
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US sprinter Allyson Felix. (people.com, 25 May 2021)
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Since the age of 15 she has lucky charm [a blanket] that she takes to each event she competes in. (people.com, 25 May 2021)
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"Putting your hopes in something that you cannot control, or you have no control over, is the definition of being out of control." (Olympics Facebook page, 16 Jun 2021)
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In 2018, while competing at the University of Kentucky in the United States of America, she was one of three finalists for The Bowerman award for the NCAA's best female athletics competitor. (ustfccca.org, 20 Jun 2018; flotrack.org, 20 Jun 2018)

She was named 2018 International Association of Athletics Federations [IAAF] Female Rising Star of the Year. (bbc.co.uk, 05 Dec 2018)

She was named 2016 Girls National High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year in the United States of America. (nj.com, 12 Jul 2016)

General Interest

General
RIO EXPERIENCE
After turning 17 during her debut at an Olympic Games at the 2016 edition in Rio de Janeiro, she has fond memories of her experience despite missing out on a place in the final of the 400m hurdles. "It was a whirlwind of an experience. Definitely not something I was expecting to do that summer, but it was just such a great opportunity to really have a peek into the life that I wanted for myself and my pro career. Being able to just get that first-hand experience so young, I really am grateful for it because it just shaped how I looked at things, moving forward, and just my mindset going into big events like that." (people.com, 25 May 2021; teamusa.org, 05 Apr 2021; letsrun.com, 12 Feb 2021)

COLLEGIATE CAREER
She competed in athletics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, United States of America, before giving up her college eligibility to turn professional in 2019. (watchathletics.com, 25 Jan 2020; athleticsweekly.com, 02 Oct 2019; ukathletics.com, 01 Jan 2018)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
OR:
Olympic Record
WR:
World Record
WU20R:
World U20 Record
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