Gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin taught the Jonas Brothers how to dominate the 100m hurdles for an NBC special, and she tells us which Jonas has the most potential. She also tells us what the “16” in her Instagram handle represents.
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McLaughlin is capping off an epic performance in Tokyo, shaving nearly a half-second off her own world record from U.S. Trials as she roared back after the final set of barriers to capture 400m hurdles gold Wednesday.
The 21-year-old track star from Dunellen dethroned defending title-winner and teammate Dalilah Muhammad of New York City as Olympic champion.
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Muhammad, also the reigning world gold medalist, hung on for silver in a personal-best 51.58, also well below McLaughlin's previous all-time best of 51.90.
Each time McLaughlin and Muhammad have met at a big competition, the existing record has fallen. And they both beat the prior world record in the last one.
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