U.S. Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin credited God as she made history again this month by breaking her world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
On Friday, McLaughlin finished the hurdle in 50.68 seconds, marking the fourth time in 13 months that the 22-year-old set a new 400-meter hurdles world record. Last year, she made history at the Tokyo Olympics when she set a world record with a time of 51.90 seconds.
In response to her historic win, the athlete quoted Scripture on, social media, Saturday.
“‘So let us come BOLDLY to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.’ – Hebrews 4:16.”
“Praise. His. Name,” she declared.
McLaughlin continued: “What a beautiful day yesterday was. Preparing for this meet, the core of my team was centered around faith and belief. The amount of prayer coupled with hard work was divinely culminated in 50.68 seconds. By the grace of God, we accomplished our goal.”
The athlete, who married former NFL player Andre Levrone Jr. in May, ended her post by thanking her husband, family, her coach and her supporters.
“Let’s continue pushing the bounds of the sport because with God, all things are possible! God bless,” McLaughlin said.
The United States collected its third successive women’s 4×400 meters relay world title in the competition at the Eugene World Championships.