For the most part “woke athletes” have gotten most of the attention during the 2020 Olympics but not everyone has used their platform as an Olympian to promote liberal ideology.
Olympic word record holder Sydney McLaughlin who broke the 400-meter hurdles record last month in the Olympic trials decided to praise God after her big win rather than promote “woke” politics.
In one of her Instagram posts, the 21-year-old old was also quoted saying “in a world full of inconsistency, it’s such a breath of fresh air to find true stability in Jesus”.
While most of team USA have used their platform to promote Marxism and corporations it’s truly a breath of fresh air to see a young woman on fire for the Lord and giving Him the praise He deserves.
— CBN News (@CBNNews) July 31, 2021
NOT ALL USA OLYMPIANS ARE WOKE!
21-yr-old Sydney McLaughlin loves Jesus, loves America and is gonna crush it in the 400-meter hurdles!
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) July 27, 2021
CBN News covered the story and had this to share:
U.S. Olympian Sydney McLaughlin delivered another stellar performance on Monday in the semi-finals of the women’s 400-meter hurdles, landing a spot in the finals at the Tokyo Olympics. She won the semi-final by scoring just shy of the Olympic record with a time of 53.03, despite facing rainy conditions.
After achieving the best time, the 21-year-old gave all the glory to God.
“I felt immediate excitement and overall gratefulness,” she said. “I owe it all to God, my family and my team. I’m still in disbelief, but it’s truly just faith, trusting the process, and seeing my hard work along with the gift of God being put into action.”
“Some days, the friendships and support are through the roof. Others, you wouldn’t even know it was there. Especially in a world full of inconsistency, it’s such a breath of fresh air to find true stability in Jesus. As humans, we are constantly shifting our efforts toward one another based off emotions and circumstances,” she wrote.
“I owe it all to God, my family and my team. I'm still in disbelief, but it's truly just faith, trusting the process, and seeing my hard work along with the gift of God being put into action," says @GoSydGo after breaking Olympic records.https://t.co/ClbKa1DsAH
— Faith & Freedom (@FaithandFreedom) August 2, 2021
The Christian Post got the scoop too:
American hurdler and sprinter Sydney McLaughlin gave glory to God after setting a new world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, saying her faith helped lead her to victory.
McLaughlin, 21, set her goal on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics as she competed in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field 400-Meter Hurdles Trials in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday. Not only did she make it on the team for the Tokyo Olympics, but she also set a world record with a time of 51.90 seconds, becoming the first woman ever to complete the hurdles in less than 52 seconds.
“All the glory to God,” McLaughlin told NBC Sports after her victory.
“Honestly, this season, just working with my new coach and my new support system, it’s truly just faith and trusting the process. I couldn’t ask for anything more and truly it is all a gift from God,” she declared. The trial was her fourth 400-meter hurdles in the season, and she said that “having that child-like faith and trusting that everything is going to work out” is what helped her get through.
Most of us will never be able to thank God for helping us break an Olympic record but what we can thank Him for is that He gave us His Son Jesus Christ.