Most of you didn't know Sanya last week, but now she's a household name around the world after a tremendous gold medal victory in the 400 meter race. The Jamaican-born sprinter is competing in her third Olympics in London. She immigrated to the US at the age of 12 because her mother thought it would be a better place for Sanya to develop in running. She won bronze and gold medals in Beijing and is looking for more medals in London. She will next be competing in the 4 x 400 relay.
Richards-Ross has had a long, distinguished career starting at the University of Texas and at the international level in the years since. She is also a newlywed. Her husband is Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross.