Sanya Richards-Ross is a field athlete, businesswoman, author, and TV personality of Jamaican descent. Sanya Richards-Ross has four Olympic gold medals and three books to her credit.
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Sanya Richards-Ross’ Bio, Age
Sanya Richards-Ross was born in Jamaica and raised in the United States. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on February 26, 1985. She is 34 years old this year. Sharon Richards is her mother, and Archie Richards is her father. Shari Richards is her younger sister. Furthermore, they are business partners.
She began running at the age of seven. As a result, the family relocated to Florida, USA, in order to offer the greatest opportunities for future professional sportsmen. Richards-Ross was naturalized as an American citizen in 2002. She now resides in Austin, Texas.
Richards-Ross attended Vaz Preparatory and Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica before traveling to the United States for his studies. She then went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Her overall GPA was 4.0 when she graduated in 2002. From 2002 until 2005, she worked at the University of Texas in Austin.
Sanya Richards-Ross’ Career
Sanya Richards-Ross began her professional track and field career in 2004. She won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title as a freshman in 2003 at the University of Texas.
During her time with the USA, she competed in a number of Olympic and international tournaments. She also held the title of World Champion for a decade. Richards-Ross has won five gold medals in the solo 400 m event and eight gold medals in the four-by-400 m relay on international platforms.
Sanya Richards-Ross’ Achievements
Richards-Ross has also received a number of prizes. Her notable accomplishments include being named USATF Youth Athlete of the Year in 2003.
Between 2006 and 2009, he was named IAAF World Athlete of the Year.
In 2006 and 2009, he received the Jesse Owens Award.
In 2005, he was named Visa champion and Humanitarian Athlete of the Year.
Junior and high school 400m world record holder from the United States
She had to withdraw from the 2016 Summer Olympics owing to a significant injury to her right hamstring.
She has a business partnership with her sister Shari Richards in addition to being an athlete. They own Rich Hair Collection, a hair extension company, and The Hair Clinic, a hair clinic. Austin, Texas is home to both of them.
Richards-Ross is also a well-known television personality. Her WE tv reality programs Glam and Gold debuted on July 25, 2013. Her interactions with her family, operating her company, and travelling are all shown in the episode.
She’s also a published novelist, having written three novels. Richards-Ross wrote three novels for three separate age groups: Run With Me (for youngsters), Right on Track (for adolescents), and Chasing Grace (for adults).
Sanya Richards-Ross’ Relationship
Sanya Richards-Ross married Aaron Ross, an American footballer, on February 26, 2010. During her first year at the University of Texas, the pair met. They married after a three-year engagement.
Aaron Jermaine Ross II was born to the couple on August 12, 2012. As a result, their lone child just turned seven years old.
Sanya Richards-Ross’ Body Dimensions
Sanya Richards-Ross is a professional athlete who stands at 5’8″ tall (1.73 m). She has beautiful brown eyes and weighs 62kg (137 pounds). Similarly, she has dark brown hair that is naturally hers. She does, however, tint her hair often. Richards-Ross has experimented with a variety of hair colours, including honey blonde, black, honey brown, and dark red.
She also likes to play around with her hairstyles. Her hallmark hairstyles are cornrows and curls. In addition to this, Richards-Ross is regularly seen with curly, straight, and wavy hairstyles. She had her hair trimmed shoulder length on a few occasions.
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Sanya Richards-Ross is a social media maven. Her Instagram account has over 334k followers. She routinely posts images of her family and attends events on her Instagram account. On Twitter, she has over 190.7k followers.
We can also find her on YouTube, where she has a 4.54k follower base, and on her own website. She is also on Facebook, where she has 304k followers.