WATCH: US Athlete’s Family Goes Bonkers After She Broke the World Record at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 08/04/2021, 5:45 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


The Tokyo Olympics 2020 saw yet another world record being broken. Many athletes have performed admirably well as records continue to tumble. After Karsten Warholm broke the world record in men’s 400-meter hurdles, Sydney McLaughlin broke the women’s record the very next day.

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In an exciting race, the US woman broke her existing record and set the field on fire. Seeing the event live back home, her family and friends jumped in joy after her victory. Moreover, it was a one-two finish for the US athletes as they took their medals tally to 76.

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

McLaughlin family goes nuts after her victory at Tokyo Olympics 2020

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Sydney’s family went bonkers after her victory in Tokyo. Family and friends were all present during the video stream in her hometown. Fans keep screenings for people to watch their favorite athletes because fans are not allowed in Japan. Because of the rise of Covid-19 cases, the Japanese government held the event behind closed doors, despite losing out on a lot of profits.

However, these screenings have provided special moments where we witness fans going wild for their favorite competitors. After Lydia Jacoby’s victory sparked celebrations in a screening place, the trend continued following the women’s 400 m hurdles event.

The sheer excitement was there to see on the faces of everyone in attendance. In the meantime, Sydney set a time of 51.46, claiming the gold medal. The second place went to Dalilah Muhammad with a time of 51.58 while the bronze medal went to Netherlands’ Femke Bol. She finished the race with a time of 52.03.

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An interesting finish to a much hyped-up event

The race started at an interesting pace after Dalilah went past her opponents. She made long strides, went ahead of every other competitor, and led for three-fourths of the race. But, McLaughlin raised her game and took longer strides in the final 100-meters when Dalilah made shorter strides. In the end, the athlete ran forward and won the race with a terrific lung-bursting run.

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Despite Dalilah being the reigning world champion, Sydney’s determination to succeed was there for everyone to see.

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The memorable moments keep coming at the Tokyo Olympics, with different athletes providing exceptional moments. Likewise, fan reactions have become a trend during the pandemic, providing us with genuine moments of fans jumping with joy. Pure unfiltered emotions. Brilliant!!!

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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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