How is Olympic medalist Roneisha McGregor related to UFC star Conor McGregor?

The Olympic medal is the 23-year-old's biggest achievement in her career so far.

Saurabh GangulyAuthor

Updated - 11 August 2021 05:46 PM

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While Roneisha McGregor happens to be a Jamaican athlete who won the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the women’s 4x400-meter relay, Conor McGregor is a former UFC two-division champion. Ever since Roneisha made headlines with her medal at the biggest sporting extravaganza, there were curious fans who began to wonder whether she was in any way related to the fighter. However, despite sharing the same last name, they are not related in any way.

The Olympic medal is the 23-year-old Jamaican's biggest achievement in her career so far, having won the silver medal in the mixed 4x400-meter relay event at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. McGregor had compatriots Janieve Russell, Shericka Jackson and Candice McLeod in her team that came the third best. The four of them clocked a time of three minutes and 21.24 seconds.

Meanwhile, Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu of the USA bagged the event's Olympic gold, finishing the race in three minutes and 16.85 seconds. Poland's Natalia Kaczmarek, Iga Baumgart-Witan, Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik and Justyna Święty-Ersetic won the silver achieved with a national record of 3:20.53.

Team Jamaica also shared the update on its social media handle, captioning their post, "Congratulations ladies on getting BRONZE for Jamaica in the Women's 4x400M Final: Roneisha McGregor 50.67 Janieve Russell 50.04 Shericka Jackson 50.18 Candice McLeod 50.35."

Eventually, Jamaica finished these games with a total of nine medals (four gold, one silver and four bronze). In an interview after the performance, Roneisha McGregor said how she was honoured to bring home a medal for her country.

"My first Olympic medal, and we did it as a team so I’m really grateful to be a part of this moment," she said.

As far as Conor McGregor is concerned , he is currently on his way to recovery after breaking his left tibia in an accident that happened during the main event of UFC 264. "The Notorious" faced a second defeat to Dustin Poirier after being disallowed to fight due to the severity of his injury. Consequently, Poirier is now likely to challenge the UFC lightweight title.


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