American Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin Announces Her Engagement to Former NFL Star Andre Levrone Jr.

Published 08/26/2021, 9:25 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 400m Hurdles – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Sydney McLaughlin of the United States poses with her gold medal REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson


Sydney McLaughlin performed brilliantly in Tokyo and won accolades for her country. The good news train from the American athlete isn’t slowing down, however, as she announces her engagement on social media. The 400-meter world record holder will look to start a new chapter in her life along with her partner.

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Sydney McLaughlin gets engaged

After a fantastic performance in Tokyo, the American athlete is on a high in both her professional and personal life. Despite posting a recent video on Instagram stating her troubles with bullying, this is an auspicious moment for the 22-year-old athlete. Moreover, McLaughlin shared an Instagram post stating her affection for her fiance.

“Andre, you are the most God-fearing, passionate, honest, loving, hard-working, protective, and genuine man I’ve ever met. I see Jesus in you. And as a result, it makes you so easy to love. I truly did not know the definition of love until I met you; a sacrificial choice to lay down your life for the wellbeing of another.”

A beautiful moment that would remain in her memory. After a sensational gold medal victory in the 400-meters hurdles, this news comes at the peak of her career. Likewise, she also sets a world record during the race with a time of 51.46.

Andre and Sydney look a lovely pair together as her career continues to move in the right direction.

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Who is Andre Levrone Jr.?

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The 26-year-old Andre Levron Jr works as a Project Engineer at The Whiting-Turner Company. But before that, he had a playing career in the NFL, playing wide with Baltimore, Jacksonville, and Carolina. However, after three seasons, he retired at the age of 25 focusing on other ventures. In addition, he worked at MacKenzie Companies as a Real estate advisor.

The estimated net worth of Andre comes up to $500k while he has 23.2k followers on Instagram.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 400m Hurdles – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Gold medallist Sydney McLaughlin of the United States celebrates after setting a new world record REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Being one of the top athletes in the world is something. Sydney McLaughlin reached the top during her time in Japan. Thus, the engagement to Andre Levrone embarks a new step in her incredible career. Congratulations Sydney!

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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