Sydney McLaughlin is an American hurdler and sprinter track and field athlete. She is the current world record holder in the women’s 400 meters hurdles with a time of 51.46 seconds, set August 4, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Sydney McLaughlin is the gold medalist of the Olympic Games.
Sydney McLaughlin was born on August 7, 1999, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the United States. She took up running at an early age, following Taylor and their older sister Morgan.
Sydney 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 US Olympic Trials, and was the youngest athlete to qualify for the US track and field team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Sydney McLaughlin holds a number of age group world bests and won the Gatorade National Girls Athlete of the Year trophy for both 2015–16 and 2016–17.
In 2021, Sydney McLaughlin took part at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, winning the gold in the final of 400m hurdles.