Olympian Syndney McLaughlin Sets New World Record at Tokyo 2020

 Sydney McLaughlin has smashed her own world record in the 400m hurdles at Tokyo 2020. She cleared the final hurdle and made a new time of 51.46s, thus breaking the previous world record of 51.90s that she set in June. With that achievement became the first woman to break the 52s barrier! This 21year old is a two time Olympian and two-time world record breaker and holder. Daliah Mohammed also Team USA claimed silver with 51.8s that also cleared the previous record. Femke Bol of the The Netherlands got the Bronze in this keenly contested race.

In her IG page @sydneymclaughlin16 was eloquent in her recount of the victory and gave thanks to Christ for the opportunity.

Let me start off by saying, what an honor it is to be able to represent not only my country, but also the kingdom of God. What I have in Christ is far greater than what I have or don’t have in life. I pray my journey may be a clear depiction of submission and obedience to God. Even when it doesn’t make sense, even when it doesn’t seem possible. He will make a way out of no way. Not for my own gratification, but for His glory. I have never seen God fail in my life. In anyone’s life for that matter. Just because I may not win every race, or receive every one of my heart’s desires, does not mean God had failed. His will is PERFECT. And He has prepared me for a moment such as this. That I may use the gifts He has given me to point all the attention back to Him. 🇺🇸❤

A️P Photo/Martin Meissner

It is interesting to note that Tokyo 2020 has been filled with record breakers left, right and centre. More worthy of note are the ages of the new record holders, 21, 23, 25 and younger too. Syndney had this to say about this ‘wave’, “It’s cool to be part of this new generation of athletes pushing the boundaries on what’s possible.”

On the august 7th Sydney Mclaughlin turned 22years. Needless to say that there’s so much that lies ahead of this phenomenal athlete. We’re excited to see her evolution in the years to come both on the tracks and off as she continues to represent her country and the kingdom of God.


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