MN Daily Salute: Black Female Athletes

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Sanya Richards-Ross

Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross won the 4×400 meters relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and the 2012 Olympic games in London. In 2008, the Kingston, Jamaica, native who ended her high school career with a 4.0 grade point average, also won the individual bronze medal for the 400m, and the following year, she became World Champion, winning a gold medal in the 400 meter race at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

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