Sydney McLaughlin has a world record in one of the toughest events in the field of athletics- but she is still not content. No, this 21-year-old athlete from the USA wants an Olympic Gold in her trophy cabinet.
As it stands, the 400m hurdles are one of the most challenging track and field events due to the technique, speed, and endurance that is required for anyone to get past the ‘hurdles’. Athletes, after exploding out of the blocks, must sprint for 400m while jumping above 10 hurdles which have been positioned evenly throughout the track.
Sydney McLaughlin Is Ready For Tokyo Olympics
Now, Sydney McLaughlin is already the fastest woman in the history of the event at an age of 21, but what she misses sorely is an Olympic Gold. Precisely why she is gearing up to begin her Olympic campaign on the morning of Saturday. The previous month saw the athlete scorching the tracks at the US Olympic Trials in Oregon- where she shattered the World Record.
Although the race was delayed by almost 5 hours and athletes had to face the scorching heat of Oregon, it was well worth it for the champion. She bettered the record by 0.26 seconds as she blazed through it- defeating Dalilah Muhammad in the process.
Following her record at the trials, she mentioned that she was owing to it all to God, her family, and her team. While she was still in a state of disbelief, she knew that she had to trust the process for this to work. And after God saw her hard work, it was just a matter of time before she was rewarded for it. Sydney McLaughlin, it must be mentioned, already holds numerous world records through different age groups.
Dalilah Mohammad believes that the main event would be quite a battle with the previous champion battling it out with Sydney McLaughlin, the flagbearer of the current generation.