LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States reacts as she wins gold in the Women's 400m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julia Vynokurova/Getty Images)


Olympic gold-medalist Sanya Richards-Ross announces retirement

Posted April 26th, 2016


After a dozen years of competing on the pro level, former Longhorn track star Sanya Richards-Ross announced that she’ll be retiring after this summer’s Olympics.

Richards-Ross, 31, is one of the most recognizable athletes ever to compete for Texas.

Richards-Ross, who excels at the 400 meters,  has competed in three Olympics. She’s won four gold medals and a bronze. In 2012, she won gold in the 400 meters and as part of the 4X400 relay.

She married former Longhorn football player Aaron Ross in 2010. Ross, who won the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back, was a first-round NFL draft pick in 2007. Their wedding was featured on the show Platinum Weddings and was profiled by the New York Times.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS - MAY 02: Shannon Rowberry, Treniere Moser, Sany Richards-Ross, and Ajee Wilson of the United States celebrate after setting a new world record during the final of the women’s distance medley relay on day one of the IAAF World Relays at Thomas Robinson Stadium on May 2, 2015 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for IAAF)
Team USA relay members Shannon Rowberry, Treniere Moser, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Ajee Wilson celebrate setting a world record during the final of the women’s distance medley relay at last year’s world championships. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for IAAF)





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