Olympics-Athletics-World record holder McLaughlin eyes thriller in Tokyo

July 21, 2021

American Sydney McLaughlin is taking a fighting spirit into the 400 metres hurdles in Tokyo. The 21-year-old broke the world record last month as she won the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon in 51.90 seconds, becoming the first woman to finish the event in under 52 seconds, after joining forces in 2020 with coach Bob Kersee. She points to Kersee, who famously trained his six-time Olympic medal-winning wife, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, as the biggest influence in that triumph.
Olympics-Athletics-World record holder McLaughlin eyes thriller in Tokyo