|Date of Birth||7 August 1999|
|Birthplace||New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA|
|Current World Ranking||1 (2021)|
|Sport/Event(s)||Athletics – 400m hurdles|
|Major Achievements||Current world record holder with a timing of 51.90s.|
Two-time World Championships medalist
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Sydney Michelle McLaughlin is an American hurdler and sprinter who competed for the University of Kentucky before turning professional. She is the current world record holder in the women’s 400 meters hurdles with a time of 51.90 seconds, set on June 27, 2021, at the United States Olympic Trials. She is the only woman that has broken 52 seconds in the event.
Not many are able to do what McLaughlin has achieved – a world record just one month before the Tokyo Olympics 2020 begins. This has made her the firm favourite to capture the 400m hurdles gold at the quadrennial event. With her participation and USA’s medal almost confirmed in the 4x400m relays, she would be aiming for a double-medal burst in Tokyo. With so much at stake, let us know more about the current world record holder in 400m hurdles, Sydney McLaughlin.
Sydney McLaughlin Bio
Sydney was born on 7 August 1999 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. She is 5 ft 9 in (175cm) tall and weighs around 60kg (132lb). McLaughlin is a Christian by birth and she is a member of the class of 2017 at Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains.
Sydney McLaughlin Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sydney’s estimated net worth is a whopping $2 million. Her collaboration with New Balance to make a line of apparel (via Self) as well as luxury watch company Tag Heuer, has also helped a lot in increasing her value.
Sydney McLaughlin Career Achievements
Sydney won a silver medal in 400m hurdles at the 2019 Doha World Championships, along with a gold as a member of the 4×400 relay team. Besides this, she was also the youngest athlete to qualify for the U.S. track and field team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Sydney McLaughlin Coach
McLaughlin till now has worked with not one, two but four coaches. Mike McCabe was her first coach who worked from 2013 to 2017. Sydney, in 2017, joined hands with Edrick Floréal. However, their partnership lasted just a year and in 2018, McLaughlin appointed Joanna Hayes and worked for two years before bringing yet another change to her coaching setup in 2020 by bringing in Bob Kersee in place of Hayes. Kersee has since immensely helped Sydney in honing her skills and the result is for everyone to see.
Sydney McLaughlin Parents
McLaughlin belongs to an athletic family; her father Willie was a semi-finalist in the 400m at the 1984 Olympic Trials. Her mother Mary was a runner in high school, and her older brother Taylor won silver in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships.
Sydney would turn just 22 on the eve of the closing ceremony of the biggest sporting extravaganza in Tokyo, and by then she can become a two-time Olympic medalist. With age by her side, McLaughlin is certainly on the path of greatness. It would be interesting to see how her career pans out in the coming years.