Renowned for holding the world record in the 400m hurdles, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 400m hurdles, has regrettably withdrawn from the upcoming World Championships in Budapest due to a knee injury.
At 24 years old and representing the United States, McLaughlin-Levrone was initially set to defend her title in the hurdles event. Additionally, she had secured a spot in the 400m flat race. Expressing her disappointment, she shared the news of her withdrawal from the World Championships.
In an announcement, McLaughlin-Levrone mentioned her necessity to address a minor knee concern to ensure her complete fitness for the Paris Olympics next year. Notably, she currently holds the world record for the 400m hurdles, a record she achieved while clinching the world title in Eugene back in 2022.
Her remarkable achievements also extend to the 400m event, where she triumphed with a world-leading time of 48.74 seconds during the United States’ athletics championships trials held in Eugene this past July.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Injury
Why did Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone withdraw from the World Athletics Championships?
Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone withdrew from the World Championships due to a knee injury that she needed to address for her overall health and future competitions.
What titles does Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone hold in athletics?
Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is the Olympic and world champion in the 400m hurdles and also holds the world record for the same event.
Was she scheduled to participate in multiple events at the Championships?
Yes, she was scheduled to defend her hurdles title and had also qualified for the 400m flat race at the World Championships.
What is her reason for withdrawing from the Championships?
She expressed the need to take care of a minor knee issue to ensure she is fully healthy for the upcoming Paris Olympics.
What significant achievements did McLaughlin-Levrone have recently?
Aside from her world record in the 400m hurdles, she won the 400m event with a world-leading time at the United States’ athletics championships trials.
When did she achieve the world record in the 400m hurdles?
She achieved the world record while winning the world title in the 400m hurdles at Eugene in 2022.