USA 400m hurdler Sydney McLaughlin will be at the forefront for a gold medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at the end of July. Going into her second Olympics, the young gun has the perfect stage set to clinch the ultimate title in Japan.
One of the most prominent faces of global athletics, the 24-year-old created history after she broke the world record at the US Olympic Trials in June with a scorching run of 51.90 seconds. With this extraordinary achievement, Sydney McLaughlin became the first woman ever to breach the 52-second barrier.
Definitely, one of the brightest stars to come out of the NCAA, the hurdler has bagged feat after feat with Diamond League titles, silver at the World Championships, and is now well on her way to secure the prestigious Olympic gold. Outside of her track life, world no. 1 is currently dating a former athlete.
Who is Sydney McLaughlin’s boyfriend?
USA 400m hurdler, Sydney McLaughlin is currently dating former NFL wide receiver Andre Levrone Jr. The couple have been together for about six months and made their relationship Instagram official in December 2020 after Andre described the hurdling star as “Heaven Sent“.
Since then the pair have often posted adorable snaps of each other on social media. In April, Sydney McLaughlin even shared a selfie with him saying, “…but when he loves me,” following a TikTok trend that saw couples post sweet moments of their partners.
Andre Levrone Jr. is a former NFL wide receiver. The football star played for several teams including Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars, before deciding to retire last year. “Farewell Football. Mannnn, this is the first time in 20 years where the football season has rolled around and I’m not playing. Deciding to no longer pursue a professional football career was a difficult decision, but a necessary one nonetheless,” he announced his retirement on social media.
“The early mornings, the late nights, the relationships formed, & the relationships lost. Many smiles, laughs, & tears. Fractured vertebrae & countless other ailments… it was ALL worth it. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have abided in my passion for so many years, & to have done so on every level,” he said further.
“Salute to all my brothers still going, respect forever! & remember this— just because I’m no longer on the field doesn’t mean I’m not still making plays…” he added.