Kingston Native Sanya Richards-Ross Wins Gold for United States

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 5, 2012

Above: Jamaican native Sanya Richards-Ross crosses the finish line (Photo: London 2012)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Sanya Richards-Ross, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up in the United States, has won the gold medal in the 400-metre women’s race in London.

Richards-Ross, who is married to National Football League cornerback Aaron Ross, has been a United States citizen since 2002.

The gold was the third of her career, following golds in Athens and Beijing.

Richards-Ross finished in 49.55, ahead of Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu and fellow American DeeDee Trotter.

Jamaicans Novlene Williams-Mills and Rosemarie Whyte also ran in the final, finishing fifth and eight, respectively.

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