Sydney McLaughlin wins Olympic gold in women’s 400-meter hurdles

Another New Jerseyan is bringing home gold from the Summer Olympics

Union Catholic High School alum Sydney McLaughlin placed first in the 400-meter hurdles in the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday, setting a new world record of 51.46 seconds. It’s her second world record in two months. And it means that two New Jersey track and field athletes won gold medals within hours of each other.

Earlier Tuesday, Trenton native Athing Mu won the gold medal in the 800-meter race.

 

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