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
16 Olympic Medalists Who Retired In 2016
Karen Rosen Dec. 28, 2016
With 63 Olympic medals between them, see who hung up their uniforms this year.
Red, White & Trending: Nov. 25-Dec. 1
Jamie MacDonald Dec. 02, 2016
It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays for Kerri Walsh Jennings, Shawn Johnson, Kara Goucher and Nathan Adrian's cat (less so for Kara Goucher after a tree fail); Chris Mazdzer threads a treacherous needle; Lindsey Vonn rips off a no-big-deal set of broken-arm pull-ups; with her 95-year-old grandmother, Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates another win; Melissa Stockwell overcomes an orange moment; Alicia Sacramone shares perhaps the most adorable workout moment ever; and much more.
Red, White & Trending: Oct. 14-20
Jamie MacDonald Oct. 21, 2016
Sydney Leroux comically shares the good (and the bad and the worse) shades of motherhood, Michael Phelps works on his selfie game, Jordan Burroughs (and Shawn Johnson East and Alicia Quinn and a big Team USA fan) are wild about pumpkins, the “Shot Diva” earns an orange honor of her own, Allie Long and Alex Morgan dress up for Las Vegas, Hailey Danisewicz marks her “ampuversary,” Team USA shines for the Women’s Sports Foundation, Jamie Nieto keeps on taking inspiring steps, Allyson Felix stops by LA 2024 and much more.
Photos: Some Of Team USA's Most Dominant Women Gather For A Salute To Women In Sports
Oct. 20, 2016
Team USA's top female athletes gathered at the annual Women's Sports Foundation event in New York.
Sanya Richards-Ross Unable To Complete Heat, Retires At Olympic Trials
Craig Bohnert July 01, 2016
The 31-year-old ends her career a four-time Olympic champion.
10 Storylines To Follow At The U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Track And Field
Karen Rosen June 30, 2016
More than 1,000 athletes will compete for a shot at roughly 130 spots on Team USA.
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.