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With 351,367 views on Wednesday, 4 August 2021 our article of the day is Sydney McLaughlin.
Sydney Michelle McLaughlin (born August 7, 1999) is an American hurdler and sprinter and 2020 Olympic gold medalist who competed for the University of Kentucky for one year before turning professional in 2018. She is the current world record holder in the women's 400 meters hurdles with a time of 51.46 seconds, set on August 4, 2021 at the Tokyo Olympics in the final run. She was the first woman to break 52 seconds in the event when she set the world record of 51.90 at the 2020 USA Olympic trials. She won the 2020 U. S. Olympic Trials in the 400 m hurdles and subsequently won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, beating the reigning gold medalist, teammate Dalilah Muhammad, who finished second. McLaughlin won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in the 400 m hurdles. She placed third in the 400 m hurdles at the 2016 U. S. Olympic Trials, and was the youngest athlete to qualify for the U. S. track and field team for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she finished 16th overall.
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