Track and Field
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: 200m and 400m
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
College: University of Texas
- 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
- 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
USA Track & Field
Sanya Richards-Ross Hopes “Last Lap” Goes Through Olympic Games
Karen Rosen May 26, 2016
The five-time Olympic medalist is in her 12th and final season as a professional athlete.
Red, White & Trending: April 29-May 5
Jamie MacDonald May 06, 2016
Team USA's women of water polo take a hike (in a Colorado snowstorm) only to be joined days later for an in-the-pool doughnut fest with an Olympic soccer star, May the Fourth takes over timelines, inspirational Paralympic star Brad Snyder adds a title to his resume, Olympic snowboarders have hot springs on their minds, a diving legend pays it forward, Ashton Eaton performs magic, King James makes a celebratory appearance and more.
Red, White & Trending: April 22-28
Jamie MacDonald April 29, 2016
Team USA celebrates #100DaysOut in style (surf's up for Casey Eichfeld and Aaron Pike, a legendary selfie, brothers in beard Brad Snyder and Seth Weil, Dagmara Wozniak trains anyway), Tatyana McFadden's wild ride continues in princely fashion, an Olympic pair celebrates their first anniversary, the 'Fastest Man in Rugby,' Tyler Clary goes even faster, Team USA rallies for Jamie Nieto, soccer players become hockey fans, Simone Biles needs some sleep and more.
Red, White & Trending: April 15-21
Jamie MacDonald April 22, 2016
Team USA reacts to the loss of Prince, Tatyana McFadden manages to inspire yet again, Shawn Johnson goes East on her wedding day, Charlotte Drury makes her dream come true, Notre Dame shines bright in fencing and more.
Red, White & Trending: April 8-14
Jamie MacDonald April 15, 2016
Wrestler Tervel Dlagnev's go-to move is gratitude after Rio qualification, the best balance beam routine ever (guess who?), Cam Newton threatens to become a water polo force, a Purple Heart recipient and Paralympian honors her 'tragic day,' Tyler Clary needs driving lessons, Kobe Bryant trends worldwide, Kayla Harrison says goodbye, Sanya Richards-Ross says congratulations, Aly Dudek can't stop flexing, the Shib Sibs make two appearances and more.
Sanya Richards-Ross Visits Fans On The Road To Rio
Oct. 01, 2015
The tour hits Whiting, Indiana, where athletes shared their excitement for the Rio Games.
U.S. Men's 4x400-Meter Reigns Supreme As Team USA Wins Medal Count At Track Worlds
USA Track & Field Aug. 30, 2015
The U.S. women's 4x400-meter brought home silver as Team USA concludes the competition with 18 medals.
8 Burning Questions For Team USA At Track And Field World Championships
Karen Rosen Aug. 20, 2015
Team USA heads to Beijing looking to continue its season of dominance.
Defending Olympic Champions Hoping To Shine Again In Rio
Peggy Shinn Aug. 20, 2015
From Phelps to the women’s soccer team, scores of defending Olympic gold medalists are on the Road to Rio.
Team USA: "I Run Because..."
Lisa Costantini June 03, 2015
In honor of National Running Day, see what 16 Team USA athletes had to say about why they run.
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