Sanya Richards-Ross

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Kingston, Jamaica

  • Birthdate:

    February 26, 1985

  • Event:

    Sprints

  • Personal Best:

    400 meters: 48.70 (American Record)

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Ja Fly

  • Residence:

    Austin, USA

Transformative Moment

Winning gold in the 400 meters at the 2012 Summer Games.

Sanya Says

My nickname is...

S-Money or SRR.

My good-luck charm is...

my bullet necklace from my mom, who said I was faster than a speeding bullet.

I’m inspired by...

Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

My favorite meal is...

Jamaican food.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I’d be an actress or TV personality.

In my bag...

I always have Nike racing flats and spikes, stretch rope, orthotics, hair gel, a brush, lip gloss, an extra pair of socks and Nike sunglasses.

I want my legacy to be...

that I was the greatest 400 meters runner of all time.

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