4th at 2016 Olympic games triple jump
What makes Atlanta Track Club Elite Team special?
Most professional track and field athletes don't have a team, but it's nice to have an experience similar to college with teammates and unity when at meets.
What was the best meet of your career so far?
My best meet was at the 2016 Olympics where I jumped 48ft 3in to finish fourth and break the American record. This is the highest any American woman has ever finished in the event at the Olympics. I was only 20 years old and still was able to perform at such a high level with the best athletes in the world.
Which song best describes your career?
"I was Here" by Beyonce because these lyrics emphasize having an impact on others and people remembering you and I believe I have greatly impacted women's triple jump in America.
Which movie title best describes your career?
The Princess and the Frog. If you take out the love story, Tianna works super hard and goes through adversity to achieve her dream of owning a restaurant. Likewise, I feel I have worked hard and continue to work hard to achieve my athletic dreams while also overcoming some adversity.
What is your favorite thing to do after a hard workout?
Eat a really big meal, lay in my bed, watch a show or YouTube, and probably fall asleep 10 mins later.
Where is your favorite place to eat in Atlanta?
Hattie B's Hot Chicken because their chicken sandwiches are the best I have ever had. Yes, even better than Chick-Fil-A!
What is the best athletic advice you have to offer?
Don't ever look at others and think you can't accomplish what they have. You are just as capable as them. Work hard and stay humble.
What is the best song to listen to before you compete and why?
"Ah Blem Blem" by Timaya because the beat in this song is undefeated and AfroBeats make me want to dance. Sometimes taking my mind off the competition is what's necessary.
When did you start competing in track and field?
I started track in high school because I used to race boys during recess and would always beat them. I never would have imagined track would have taken me all around the world, earn me a full scholarship, and now be my career.