‘All Praise Be To God’: Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Wins Athlete of the Year Award

Photo from Sydney McLaughlin’s Instagram

‘All Praise Be To God’: Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Wins Athlete of the Year Award

By Movieguide® Contributor

Sydney McLaughlin was recently honored with the Athlete of the Year award and the Olympian gave all the glory to God.

“What a way to end the most eventful year of life thus far. All praise be to God. It is by His grace, that this is all possible,” she captioned a series of pictures of her at the event. 

She continued, “Thank you @worldathletics and the Prince of Monaco for an unforgettable evening!! Your hospitality and company was truly spectacular! Congratulations to all the other winners and amazing nominees! Let’s make 2023 the best one yet!”

Movieguide® previously reported on another honor McLaughlin received:

U.S. track star Sydney McLaughlin set another world record for the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the World Athletic Championship in Eugene, Oregon, last week, breaking her previous world record and giving glory to God.

“I’ll have to start off by saying all the glory to God,” she told NBC Sports. “These past few days getting ready for this race, Hebrews 4:16 has been on my mind—coming boldly to His throne to receive mercy and grace. And I think He really gave me the strength to do it today, so all the glory goes to God.”

On her personal Instagram account, she posted:

What a beautiful day yesterday was. Preparing for this meet, the core of my team was centered around faith and belief. The amount of prayer coupled with hard work was divinely culminated in 50.68 seconds. By the grace of God, we accomplished our goal. Thank you so much to my coach, my husband, my team, my family, and all of my supporters. Let’s continue pushing the bounds of the sport, because with God, all things are possible! God bless. 

McLaughlin gave glory to God at the Tokyo Olympics last summer when she initially broke the world record for this event. “I just kept hearing God say, ‘Just focus on me,’” Movieguide® reported.

She added, “It was the best race plan I could have ever assembled. I no longer run for self recognition, but to reflect His perfect will that is already set in stone. I don’t deserve anything. But by grace, through faith, Jesus has given me everything. Records come and go. The glory of God is eternal. Thank you Father.”

While she was the first woman to run this race under 52 seconds in Tokyo last year, the 22-year-old became the first woman to win the race in under 51 seconds at the championship last Friday.

“Coming into this race I just wanted to go out there and attack the whole thing. Bobby [Kersee, her coach] and I have been training for this all year and we wanted to go execute,” McLaughlin added. “The last 100 hurt really bad, but I’m really grateful for it and I’m grateful for that time and bringing a medal home to Team USA.”

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