Sydney McLaughlin

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  • Olympic Track and Field Athlete
  • NCAA record-holder in the 400m hurdles


The youngest U.S. Olympian to compete in track and field since 1972, Sydney McLaughlin set a junior world record in the 400m hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. She also won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in the 400m hurdles, and is the current NCAA record-holder in the 400m hurdles. Named the Gatorade National Girls Athlete of the Year, two years in a row, McLaughlin gave a movingand headline-makingspeech about how she overcame obstacles to become one of the top young track and field athletes in America.

Having left the University of Kentucky to pursue a professional career, McLaughlin is also a face of New Balance.

Known for one of her personal mottos, "the only limit is myself," McLaughlin offers empowering and inspiring remarks on overcoming every obstacle, perseverance, learning and evolving from your mistakes, staying open to new experiences, and the pursuit of success. 

 

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<p>Speaker Spotlight: Olympian and Track and Field Champion Sydney McLaughlin Gives Inspiring, Empowering Talks About Her Life and Career</p>

Speaker Spotlight: Olympian and Track and Field Champion Sydney McLaughlin Gives Inspiring, Empowering Talks About Her Life and Career

Olympic Track and Field athlete SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN was featured as a TIME Magazine “2021 TIME100 Next honoree, which recognizes emerging leaders. As recognizable as she is on the track, she is also known for being an inspiring role model since giving a notable and headline-making speech about overcoming obstacles to become one of the top young track and field athletes in America. Since then she’s consistently given empowering and inspiring talks on overcoming every obstacle, perseverance, learning and evolving from your mistakes, staying open to new experiences, and the pursuit of success.

As the youngest U.S. Olympian to compete in track and field since 1972, she’s set a junior world record in the 400m hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic team trials, won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in the 400m hurdles, and is the current NCAA record-holder in the 400m hurdles. She’s well-recognized in her sport, as the Gatorade National Girls Athlete of the Year two years in a row and the face of New Balance. Heading into her second Olympic Games at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, L'OOFFICIEL wrote a profile on McLaughlin, detailing her career and journey. 

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The youngest U.S. Olympian to compete in track and field since 1972, Sydney McLaughlin set a junior world record in the 400m hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. She also won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in the 400m hurdles, and is the current NCAA record-holder in the 400m hurdles. Named the Gatorade National Girls Athlete of the Year, two years in a row, McLaughlin gave a movingand headline-makingspeech about how she overcame obstacles to become one of the top young track and field athletes in America.

Having left the University of Kentucky to pursue a professional career, McLaughlin is also a face of New Balance.

Known for one of her personal mottos, "the only limit is myself," McLaughlin offers empowering and inspiring remarks on overcoming every obstacle, perseverance, learning and evolving from your mistakes, staying open to new experiences, and the pursuit of success.