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Web extra: Sydney McLaughlin reveals her lucky charm for Rio

At 17 years old, Sydney McLaughlin will be the youngest American athlete to compete in track and field events at the Olympics since 1972. As the teenage Olympian prepares for the Summer Games, she reveals to TODAY's Willie Geist the good luck charm she's bringing with her and how it almost got lost. (Run time 0:42)
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At 17 years old, Sydney McLaughlin will be the youngest American athlete to compete in track and field events at the Olympics since 1972. As the teenage Olympian prepares for the Summer Games, she reveals to TODAY’s Willie Geist the good luck charm she’s bringing with her and how it almost got lost. (Run time 0:42)