Mc Laughlin’s breakout came in 2016, when she became the youngest U. track and field athlete to compete at an Olympics in 44 years, making the 400m semifinals. While three women in one race went sub-53 for the first time, Mc Laughlin lowered her personal best by .21. Perhaps the woman who reached anywhere near that versatility was Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who ranks No. 43 in the 400m hurdles but never ran the 400m at her peak.
She is Sydney Mc Laughlin, an 18-year-old who just turned professional after her freshman season at the University of Kentucky. Championships in perhaps the greatest 400m hurdles race ever.
Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The silver and bronze medals have been produced using 30 per cent recycled materials while the ribbons are made from 50 per cent recycled PET.Meanwhile, the gold medals are completely free of mercury.The gold medals are purer than ever, meeting sustainability criteria from extraction to refining, as well as meeting strict environmental and labour laws.The competition venues were clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring.Nearly half of the athletes could reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent could do so in less than 25 minutes.Of the 34 competition venues, eight underwent some permanent works, seven were totally temporary and nine were constructed as permanent legacy venues.