“Made It Look Easy”- Jake Paul Congratulates Sydney McLaughlin for Dominating the Track at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Published 07/31/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul took to social media and congratulated world record holding sprinter and hurdler Sydney McLaughlin. McLaughlin hit the ground running at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in a very literal sense to kick start her campaign. The soon-to-be 22-year-old breezed through the opening round of the 400 M hurdles dash on Saturday morning.

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McLaughlin is favored to go back home with a medal and there are many eyes of the young sensation at the moment. Jake Paul who is gearing up for a fight seems to have drawn inspiration from a quote that Sydney McLaughlin gave. The quote centered around handling pressure and McLaughlin certainly knows a thing or two about that.

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‘The Problem Child’ couldn’t help but put forth his admiration for McLaughlin who is a born winner in many ways. At the age of 21, she became a world record holder as the fastest woman in the history of the 10 hurdle-400 m sprint. She earned the world record at the US Olympic trials in Oregon back in June per The Guardian.

She blew past the finish line in 51.90 seconds and bested the previous record by 0.26 seconds. The previous record was held by a 2016 Olympic champion thus making her accomplishment even sweeter.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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