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Sanya Richards-Ross

Olympian 2004, 2008, 2012

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Austin, TX


University of Texas

TwitterName: Sanya Richards-Ross
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: 200m and 400m 
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 136
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
College: University of Texas

Olympic Experience:
  • 2004 Olympic Games, 4x400m gold medalist
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 4x400m gold medalist, 400m bronze medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Games, Gold in 400-Meter, Gold in 4x400 Relay
Career Highlights:
  • Two-time Florida High School Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2003 NCAA 400m champion
  • 2005 Visa champion and Humanitarian Athlete of the Year
  • 2009 World Outdoor champion
  • 2012 World Indoor champion
  • Four-time World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist
  • Six-time USA Outdoor 400m champion

Fun Facts: Named Visa Humanitarian of the Year in 2005, her namesake charity, the Sanya Richards Fast Track Program benefits children in need in her native Jamaica ... Created in 2007, the program combines literacy, numeracy and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle through sports ... She married her college sweetheart, Aaron Ross, a two-time Superbowl Champion cornerback with the New York Giants, who recently signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 26, 2010, on her 25th birthday ... The wedding was featured on the television show Platinum Weddings

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