Sanya Richards-Ross Biography
Sanya Richards-Ross is an American former Olympic champion, entrepreneur, and television personality who is best known for starring in the 14th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta which premiered on May 1, 2022.
Sanya Richards-Ross Age
Richards is 37 years old. She was born on February 26, 1985, in Kingston, Jamaica, and celebrates her birthday on the 26th of February every year.
Sanya Richards-Ross Height
Richards stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.73 m) and weighs 137 lb (62 kg).
Sanya Richards-Ross Family \ Sanya Richards-Ross Parents
Richards’ father is known as Archie Richards while her mother is Sharon Richards.
Sanya Richards-Ross Sister
Richards has a sister who is known as Shari Richards who is a former hairstyle and the co-owner of The Hair Clinic. Shari began her hair salon in 2008 and ten years later, she transitioned to a full-time mother. In addition, she is an author at MommiNation which is founded by Sanya and she runs her very own clothing line called Lade + Loh which is inspired by her children.
Shari is married to Tyrell Gatewood and together the couple has been blessed with two children who they named Shiloh and Slade.
Sanya Richards-Ross Husband \ Sanya Richards-Ross Wedding
Richards is married to Aaron Ross who is a former New York Longhorn football cornerback. The two met while in college at the University of Texas-Austin. They tied the knot in 2010 during Sanya’s birthday at Austin’s Hyde Park Baptist Church. Their wedding was showcased on an episode of WeTV’s Platinum Weddings.
Sanya Richards-Ross Children
Richards and her husband Aaron were blessed with a son in August 2017 who they named Aaron Jermaine Ross II and he is also known as Deucey.
Sanya Richards-Ross Education
Sanya attended Vaz Preparatory and later joined Immaculate Conception High School. Her family migrated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida so that she had the opportunity to attend an American high school to increase her chances of earning an athletic scholarship to an American university.
She joined St. Thomas Aquinas High School where she graduated in 2002, and while she was there, she participated in basketball, and field and track events. Additionally, she won the National High School Female Athlete of the Year completing with a total of 4.0 GPA. During the 2002 World Junior Championships, she also won a silver medal in the 400-meter race.
Later on, she joined the University of Texas, Austin and during her freshman year, she won the 400 meters event at the NCAA national championship in 2004. Sanya also won the 200-meter event at the NCAA Indoor Championship. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Texas with a major in business.
Sanya Richards-Ross Career
Richards-Ross is a former Olympic champion, entrepreneur, and television personality who is a cast member of the 14th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She is a professional athlete, wife, Olympic medalist, and mother. Sanya is one of the most decorated female athletes in the field and tracks history and over the years, she has won four gold medals and one bronze.
Not long ago, she adjusted her attention to motherhood. Her motherhood journey has inspired her to create a virtual community and resource called MommiNation that helps black mothers in significant ways.
Sanya Richards-Ross Olimpics
While she was a track and field athlete, her most notable achievements include being the 2005 world silver medalist, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, 2009 world champion, and 2012 Olympic champion. She brought home her first 400m Olympic gold in 2012. Following her win, she became the first American woman to earn multiple global 400-meter titles and the second American woman to ever win the 400 meters at the Olympic Games.
During the 2012 United State Trials, she tied the Trials record of 49.28 which was set in 1984, by Chandra Cheeseborough. In addition, she has been a leader three-time Olympic gold medal 4x400m team and the four-time World Championship. Sanya has also had the highest number of sub-50 second 400m races in history.
Furthermore, from the 2005 World Outdoor Championships to the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships, she did not lose not a single race in the 400m. During that period, she broke the 50-second record nine different times and set a new American record of 48.70, which ranked at number 7 on the all-time world list. In addition, while she was eighteen years old, she won 400m titles at USA Outdoors and NCAA Outdoors.
In 2013, she also won the World Championships gold medal in 4x400m, and in the year 2015, she was named Visa Humanitarian of the year. Additionally, she took part in the USATF’s Win with Integrity and was awarded a scholarship in her name.
Sanya Richards-Ross Retirment
Following Richards-Ross’ injury at the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials, she announced on her Instagram page stating that the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro would mark the end of her illustrious track and field career. Thereafter, she joined the NBC broadcasting team as a track and field analyst.
Sanya Richards-Ross NBC
Sanya Richards joined NBC Sports in 2021, as a lifestyle and fashion correspondent from Saturday, May 1st at 2:30 p.m. She offered commentary on the fashion and pageantry at Churchill Downs. In addition, she also was a co-host of the Kentucky Oaks show which joined on Friday, April 30 airing at noon on NBCSN.
Furthermore, she attended her first Kentucky Derby as a guest analyst on NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. She also did serve as the co-host of Central Ave which is a syndicated weekly lifestyle show.
Sanya Richards-Ross The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Bravo TV announced in October 2021 that Richards-Ross was to join The Real Housewives of Atlanta casts during its 14th season which was set to premiere on May 1, 2022. The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that premieres on Bravo and it focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in and around Atlanta, Georgia.
In this season, Sanya Richards will be joining the other five cast of the series including;
Sanya Richards-Ross Salary
Richards earns an annual salary ranging from $ 500,000 – $ 1 Million.
Sanya Richards-Ross Net Worth
Richards has a net worth of $2.5 Million which she has earned through her career as a former Olympic champion, entrepreneur, and television personality.
Sanya Richards-Ross Medals
Richards-Ross has won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 4 × 400 meters relay in Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008, and London in the 2012 Summer Games. She has also won five total relay medals from many World Athletics Championships.
Sanya Richards-Ross Website
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Sanya Richards-Ross Books
- Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me About God and Life – 2017
- Run with Me: The Story of a U.S. Olympic Champion – 2017
- Right on Track: Run, Race, Believe – 2018
Sanya Richards-Ross Husband Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Aaron Ross who is Sanya’s husband has a net worth of $4 million which he has earned through his career as a football cornerback.
Sanya Richards-Ross Abortion
In Sanya’s memoir called Chasing Grace, she disclosed that she had an abortion weeks before sprinting in the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was expectant during the prime pick of both her career and her then-fiancee Aaron Ross, thus she could not let a culmination of a lifetime of work go down the drain. She was also afraid of what her sponsors, family, church, and fans would think of her having a child out of wedlock, thus she went ahead and had the abortion.
The decision for the abortion was made by Aaron and her, however, he was not present during the procedure as he was at training camp with the New York Giants.
Sanya Richards-Ross Breathing \ Sanya Richards-Ross Nose Breathing
During an interview with The CUT in 2017, she shared that people who go for short sprints want to breathe in and out of their noses instead of their mouths. She added that, if one is going for a long run one should breathe in through their nose and out through their mouth.
Sanya Richards-Ross House
Aaron bought a house in mid-2009 that sits on 2,950 square-foot in Austin. The house has a four-bedroom, three-bathroom, and a comfy backyard hammock that is good for use after a long day on the track or field.
Sanya Richards-Ross Illness
Richards-Ross was misdiagnosed with Behcet’s Disease in 2017. The disease is a rare illness whereby the victim develops an excess amount of cold sores and lesions in both the mouth and body.
Sanya Richards-Ross TV Shows
- Sanya’s Glam and Gold
- A Shot at Glory
- The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Sanya Richards-Ross Instagram
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