With the Rio Olympics around the corner, sports persons from all over the world are busy preparing for the largest quadrennial extravagance in the World and Vashti Cunningham, the youngest track field Olympian since 1980 has already made history by earning a berth in this prestigious event. Touted as US’s best bet to win gold, check out the things that make her so different from the rest.
It’s all in the family
Vashti’s father Randall Cunningham was a former Pro Football player and her mother Felicity DeJager Cunningham is a dancer, with a keen interest in being athletic. We say- It’s all in the genes!
Taller than you think
She is 18 years old and is already 6 feet 1 inches tall! Oh, and she is still growing.
She just completed her high school
This athlete recently completed her high school and is currently skipping college to focus more on the Olympics.
World Indoor Title
After clearing 1.92 meters, she bagged the World Indoor Title in March.
Finished second in the qualifying match
Vashti finished second to Chaunté Lowe in the qualifying match, but is set to give tough competition to the other participants in the upcoming matches.