Sydney McLaughlin Parents – Sydney McLaughlin is an American hurdler and sprinter Born to her Parents Willie McLaughlin and Mary McLaughlin ( Mother ). She is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist, and also the current world and Olympic records holder with 50.68s and 51.46s, respectively.
Sydney McLaughlin Parents (Mother, Father)
Sydney McLaughlin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on August 7, 1999.She is the daughter of Willie McLaughlin, a semi-finalist in the 400 m at the 1984 Olympic Trials.
Her mother, Mary McLaughlin, was a high school runner. She was personally trained by Kelvin H. Walker during her time at Union Catholic Regional High School.
She grew up in Dunellen, New Jersey, and is a member of the class of 2017 at Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, where she was the first two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in Track & Field.
|Father Name||Willie McLaughlin|
|Mother Name||Mary McLaughlin|
|Brother||Taylor and Ryan|
Sydney McLaughlin Siblings
She has three siblings Taylor and Ryan brother older sister Morgan. McLaughlin began running at a young age, inspired by his brother Taylor and older sister Morgan. Taylor, a University of Michigan runner, won silver in the 400 m hurdles at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships. Ryan, her younger brother, followed in his older siblings’ footsteps as a Union Catholic track standout.
Sydney McLaughlin Personal Life
Sydney McLaughlin is not married yet. But she is in relationship with Andre Levrone. Sydney’s boyfriend, 26-year old former Carolina Panthers wide-receiver Andre Levrone, made their relationship Instagram official in December of 2020, but it’s unclear when the two initially met and how their relationship began.
During his football career, Andre also played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Virginia Cavaliers, but his time in the NFL came to an abrupt end when the athlete announced his retirement in September of 2020.
Sydney McLaughlin Parents Ethnicity, Nationality
Sydney McLaughlin Parents hold American nationality and belongs to Dunellen, New Jersey, United States.Her father is a Black American and her mother is white. So Sydney holds Mixed ethnicity
Sydney McLaughlin Career and Records
McLaughlin placed a close second behind Shamier Little in the 400-meter hurdles at the national junior (under-20) championships in 2014; her time of 55.63 was a national high school freshman record and a world age-14 best.
She would have qualified to represent the United States at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, but was a year too young to be eligible. McLaughlin also set a world age group best (13.34) in the 100-meter hurdles over 76.2 cm (2 ft 6 in) hurdles that summer.
McLaughlin improved her 400-meter hurdles best to 55.28 at the 2015 national youth trials; the time was an age 15 world best, and ranked second on the all-time world youth list behind Leslie Maxie’s world youth best (and national high school record) of 55.20 set in 1984. She qualified for the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia, where she won gold in 55.94; she finished the year as the world youth and junior leader in the event.
McLaughlin won the 400-meter hurdles in 54.46 at the 2016 New Balance national outdoor high school championships; the time broke Maxie’s prep record and world youth best, as well as Lashinda Demus’s American junior record of 54.70.
In addition, she ran on Union Catholic’s team in the Swedish medley relay, running a fast 50.93 split for 400 meters as the team set a new high school record of 2:07.99. McLaughlin won the USATF junior championship in 54.54 the following week; in recognition of her accomplishments, she was named Gatorade National Girls Athlete of the Year.
McLaughlin was part of an American Record quartet that broke the indoor distance medley relay world record with a time of 10:40.31, set at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on January 28, 2017. The splits for the four legs were: 3:18.40 (1200 m) by Olympic medalist Emma Coburn, 52.32 (400 m) by McLaughlin, 2:01.92 (800 m) by Brenda Martinez, and 4:27.66 (1600 m) by Olympic medalist and former world 1500m champion Jenny Simpson. Later that indoor season, McLaughlin lowered her own national 400-meter record to a 51.61 at the New Balance Nationals in New York City on March 12, 2017.