Sydney McLaughlin (USA, 24), one of the greatest women’s 400-meter hurdlers of all time, has withdrawn from the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023. “After discussions with my doctor and coach, I have decided not to compete at the World Championships in Budapest,” McLaughlin wrote on social media on Wednesday (Aug. 12). “I am suffering from a minor knee injury and it has been determined that I need to rest for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”Following the retirement of ‘Emperor’ Usain Bolt (Jamaica), McLaughlin was responsible for promoting athletics alongside men’s pole vaulter Amund Duplantis (Sweden).McLaughlin won two gold medals (400-meter hurdles and 1,600-meter relay) at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2022 World Championships in Eugene. In the 400-meter hurdles, she set world records 스포츠토토존 at both the Tokyo Olympics (51.46 seconds) and the World Championships in Eugene (50.68 seconds).McLaughlin’s arrival has also made the women’s 400-meter hurdles a popular event .At the Budapest World Championships, which begin on Sept. 19, McLaughlin initially announced that she would run the 400-meter flat. He qualified early for Budapest as the defending 400m hurdles champion, but said, “I’m going to focus on the new 400m event. I’m only competing in the 400-meter flat and the 1,600-meter relay in Budapest. “McLaughlin, who won the 400-meter flat at this year’s U.S. Trials with a personal best of 48.74 and a 2023 world record, qualified for Budapest and was an early favorite in the new event .However, a week before the start of the Games, McLaughlin decided to “withdraw from all events.