Name: Sydney McLaughlin
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter Hurdles
Height: 5-9
DOB: 8/7/1999
Birthplace: New Brunswick, N.J.
Hometown: Dunellen, N.J.
High School: Union Catholic Regional High School (Scotch Plains, N.J.) ‘17
College: University of Kentucky
Coach(es): Bobby Kersee
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 17th (400-meter hurdles)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (4x400-meter relay), silver (400-meter hurdles)
  • Years of Participation: 2019
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold: 2019 (4x400-meter relay)
  • Silver: 2019 (400-meter hurdles)
Personal: Daughter of Willie and Mary McLaughlin...Has two brothers, Ryan and Taylor, and one sister, Morgan...Is the youngest U.S. Olympian to compete in track and field since 1972...Set a junior world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, breaking the previous mark set by Leslie Maxie in 1984...Named the 2015-16 Gatorade Girls National High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Volunteers for the Central Jersey Chapter of Hope Worldwide, distributing fire safety and disaster relief information on behalf of the American Red Cross...Assisted with the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts...Hobbies include watching Netflix, eating, and online shopping.