Name: Athing Mu
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 800-meter
Height: 5-10
DOB: 6/8/2002
Birthplace: Trenton, N.J.
Hometown: Trenton, N.J.
High School: Trenton Central High School (Trenton, N.J.) ‘20
College: Texas A&M University
Coach(es): Al Jennings
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020), two-time Olympic medalist (2 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (800-meter), gold (4x400-meter relay)
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, silver (800-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Nationals, 1st (400-meter, 800-meter,1,500-meter), 2nd (200-meter) (15-16 division)
  • 2018 New Balance Outdoor Nationals, 1st (400-meter, 800-meter)
  • 2018 New Balance Indoor Nationals, 1st (400-meter, 800-meter)
Personal: Parents emigrated from Sudan before she was born...Second youngest of seven siblings ...Older brother Malual runs track and field at Penn State...Chose not to compete for her high school but instead runs for the Trenton Track Club, where she met her current coach Al Jennings when she was 5, and started running track around age 6...Fan of the TV show Grey’s Anatomy...Plays the tenor saxophone...Is an honors student and participates on student council...Enjoys DIY projects like room décor and enjoys photography....Creates YouTube videos, member of her school's volunteer club...Wants to own a farm when she gets older.