Sanya Richards-Ross Biography and Wikipedia
Sanya Richards-Ross is a former Jamaica-American track & field athlete, entrepreneur, author, and television personality. She competed in the 400-meter sprint and 4×400 meters replay. She set the American 400-meter record of 48.70 seconds in 2006 and was named the IAAF 2006 Female World Athlete of the Year, an honor she received again in 2009.
Richards also holds the record for the most sub-50 second sprints in the history of the event, with a career total of 49 times. In addition to her individual achievements, she won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 4 × 400 meters relay at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as five total relay medals from multiple World Athletics Championships. Richards-Ross retired from athletics following an injury at the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials.
Sanya Richards-Ross Age | Birthday
Richards-Ross is 37 years old as of 2022. She was born on February 26, 1985. The former athlete and RHOA star, Richards-Ross celebrates her birthday on the 26th of February each year.
Sanya Richards-Ross Parents
Richards-Ross was born in Kingston, Jamaica to her parents; Archie Ricahrds, her father, and Sharon Richards, her mother. Her family immigrated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when she was 12 years old. Moreover, Richards has a sibling, a sister named Shari Richards.
Sanya Richards-Ross Nationality and Ethnicity
Richards-Ross is Jamaica-American. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica to her parents. When Richards-Ross was twelve years old, her family immigrated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida so that she could attend an American high school. When it comes to her ethnicity, she is Black with her roots in Jamaica.
Sanya Richards-Ross Height
Richards-Ross stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.8 meters tall).
Sanya Richards-Ross Husband
Richards-Ross is married to Aaron Ross, a former NFL player. The pair began dating while Richards was attending the University of Texas. Richards and Aaron Ross were engaged in 2007 and tied the knot in 2010 on Sanya’s birthday at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. The couple has one son, born in 2017.
Sanya Richards-Ross Children
Richards-Ross and her husband Aaron Ross have one child; a son named Aaron Jermaine Ross II (born 2017).
Sanya Richards-Ross Education
Richards-Ross attended the University of Texas, Austin where she graduated in 2005 with a major in business. She went to St. Thomas Aquinas High School where she graduated in 2002. At her high school, she was named the 2002 Gatorade National High School Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Moreover, while in Jamaica, Richards-Ross went to Vaz Prep where she represented her school in the annual youth championships.
Sanya Richards-Ross Track & Field Athlete
Richards-Ross is a track & field analyst and former track & field athlete. She began running at the age of 7 while still in Jamaica. At the age of 12, Richards and her parents/family immigrated to Florida, the United States. While in the USA, she attended St.Thomas Aquinas High School where she participated in track & field.
At Aquinas, Richards-Ross was a nine-time individual state champion with four 100-meter titles, three 200-meter titles, one 400-meter title, and one long jump title. She was named the 2002 Gatorade National High School Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year and also the USA Track and Field Youth Athlete of the Year. Richards-Ross finished with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.
Moreover, she attended the University of Texas, Austin. Representing the University of Texas in 2003, Richards-Ross became the first freshman to win the NCAA national championship in the 400 meters and the 4 × 400 meters relay. Richards-Ross qualified for her first Olympic team by running 49.89 seconds to place second in the 400 meters at the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials.
Richards-Ross has won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 4 × 400 meters relay at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as five total relay medals from multiple World Athletics Championships. She set the American 400-meter record of 48.70 seconds in 2006 and was named the IAAF 2006 Female World Athlete of the Year, an honor she received again in 2009.
Following an injury at the 2016 Olympic trials, Richards-Ross retired from athletics. She then joined NBC to become a track & field analyst.
Sanya Richards-Ross Books
Richards-Ross is an author. She wrote a book titled Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me About God and Life. She also authored Run With Me and Right On Track, Run, Race, Believe.
Sanya Richards-Ross TV Shows
Richards-Ross is a television personality. In 2013, she premiered her own reality TV show on WE tv called Glam and Gold. Glam and Gold docu-series followed Richards-Ross as she juggled appearances, ran businesses, trained for the track season, and balanced life with her husband and family.
Moreover, in 2022, Richards-Ross will appear on the Bravo TV reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA).
The Real Housewives of Atlanta | RHOA
Richards-Ross is the newest cast member of Bravo TV’s reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA). She joins the other cast members of RHOA in season 14 which premieres on May 1st, 2022, on Bravo.
The other cast members of the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta are:
- Kandi Burruss
- Kenya Moore
- Shereé Whitfield
- Drew Sidora
- Marlo Hampton
- Monyetta Shaw
Sanya Richards-Ross Net worth
Richards-Ross has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. She is the founder of Mommi Nation and a TV personality. She stars on the Bravo TV reality series RHOA. Moreover, she is a former athlete who specialized in the 400-meter sprint and 4×400 relay.
Sanya Richards-Ross Instagram
Sanya is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @sanyarichiross with 383K followers as of April 2022.