Name: Gwen Berry
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Hammer Throw
Height: 5-9
DOB: 6/29/1989
Birthplace: Centerville, Ill.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: McCluer High School (Florissant, Mo.) ‘07
College: Southern Illinois University ‘11, Psychology/Criminal Justice
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club, Nike
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 11th (hammer throw)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 14th (hammer throw)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 10th (hammer throw)
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2019
  • Top Finish: 10th – 2019 (hammer throw)
Personal: Daughter of Michael Berry and Laura Hayes...Has two brothers, Davon and Michale, and one sister, Quincy...Has one son, Derrick...Received the 2020 Toyota Humanitarian of the Year award at USATF’s Annual Meeting and is a human rights activist...Philanthropically involved with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, as well as Athletes for Hope...Enjoys reading, working and listening to music.