Name: Raven Saunders
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Shot Put
Height: 5-5
DOB: 5/15/1996
Birthplace: Charleston, S.C.
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
High School: Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) ‘14
College: University of Mississippi ‘18, General Studies
Coach(es): Herbert Johnson
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); one-time Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (shot put)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 5th (shot put)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 10th (shot put)
  • Years of participation: 2017
  • Top finish: 10th – 2017 (shot put)
Personal: Daughter of Herbert Johnson and Clarissa Saunders...Has one sister, Tanzania...Started throwing shot put and discus in ninth grade...Enjoys playing the piano...Named the 2014 Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Set the all-time national high school girls record holder in the shot put...Broke the women’s NCAA indoor record in February 2015, recording the longest throw by a female collegian ever, indoor or outdoor.