Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 28, 2022 / 09:41 am
Olympic track and field gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, who broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships on July 23 in Oregon, is using her time in the limelight to share her Christian faith.
After smashing her previous record set a month ago, she gave all credit to God in a social media post that has since gone viral with over 400,000 likes.
Her 50.68-second finish was the fourth time this year that the 22-year-old New Jersey resident broke the world record in the event.
In an Instagram post following the win, McLaughlin quoted Hebrews 4:16, which describes God’s generosity in giving his people what they need: “So let us come BOLDLY to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”