What is Sydney McLaughlin's net worth? NJ native smashes world record at Olympic 400m hurdles
Sydney McLaughlin has now smashed her own world record as she sailed to victory in the Olympic women's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday, August 3. Now her fans want to know more about her and her net worth.
The 21-year-old McLaughlin won the women's 400-meter hurdles on Tuesday, August 3, beating compatriot Dalilah Muhammad, the reigning world champion and Olympic gold medalist to secure the title. The New Jersey native crossed the finish line in 51.46 seconds, breaking her own world record by .44 of a second. Muhammad was second in 51.58. Femke Bol of the Netherlands won bronze in 52.03.
What is Sydney McLaughlin's net worth?
Born on August 7, 1999, Sydney Michelle McLaughlin competed for the University of Kentucky for one year before turning professional in 2018. She is the current world record holder in the women's 400 meters hurdles with a time of 51.46 seconds, which she set on August 4, 2021, at the Tokyo Olympics in the final run. McLaughlin became the first woman to break 52 seconds in the event when she set the world record of 51.90 at the 2020 USA Olympic trials. The gold medal comes five years after McLaughlin made her Olympic debut in Rio, when she was 16 years old.
McLaughlin won her first race when she was 6-year-old, with her father promising her a chocolate bar with almonds for a victory. She won gold at the 2015 World Youth Championships in the 400m hurdles and became the youngest Olympic track and field athlete since 1976 when she qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and set a new junior world record in qualifying (but failed to medal at the Games). 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. It is estimated that McLaughlin's net worth is $2 Million and has sponsorship deals with New Balance, Tag Heuer, Gatorade and Beats by Dre.