American athlete and Olympian, Raven Saunders is a field athlete who is involved in the shot put and discus throw. She gained more exposure when she won a silver medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020 as she threw a distance of 19.79 meters. Moreover, she has won three NCCA collegiate titles in the shot put for the University of Mississippi.
After winning the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020, Raven lost her mother in a few days. Raven is currently going through a lot of pain and she tweeted regarding her break from her social media.
She wrote “Hoping off my social media for a while to take care of my mental and family. My mama was a great woman and will forever live through me. My number one guardian angel, I will always and forever love you”.
On deck, get to know more about American athlete and Olympian Raven Saunders age, wiki, height, weight, relationship details, and net worth.
Raven Saunders Quick Facts
|25 years old
|15th May 1996
|5 feet 4 inches
|Husband / Boyfriend
Who is Raven Saunders? Wiki, Biography
Raven Saunders is a prominent athlete and has myriads of fans. She gained more recognition when she took part in Tokyo Olympics 2020 from Team USA. Tokyo Olympics brought a turning point in her life when she owned a silver medal and was celebrating her win. On the contrary, after seeing their daughter win the medal, later Raven’s mom died. To that point, Raven Saunders did not even get a chance to celebrate her winning game.
The Tokyo Olympics was a second Olympic for Raven as she took part in Rio Olympics in 2016 but then she was able to achieve the 5th position. In 2014, she was named Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the year.
Currently, when Raven won the medal, she raised her hands and made an X intersection. The Olympic committee is still investigating her gesture as she made it look like a protest. After her gesture, she started receiving a lot of criticism.
Defending herself, she tells,
“For me, just being who I always aspired to be, to be able to be me and not apologize for it [and] show the younger generation that no matter what they tell you, no matter how many boxes they try to fit you in, you can be you”.
“Let them try and take this medal. I’m running across the border even though I can’t swim.”
What Is Raven Saunders Age? Birthday
Raven Saunders is the daughter of the late Clarissa. Raven Saunders was born on 15th May 1996 in Charleston, South Carolina. Raven Saunders age is 25 years old, she celebrates her birthday on the 15th of May every year with her close friends and family.
She also has a sister named Tanzania. Raven tells that it is hard for us to live a normal life as she is black, gay, and struggles with depression. However, the athlete has been doing better in her game.
Raven Saunders Height and Weight
The eminent athlete is shorter compared to other African Americans. Raven Saunders’s height is 5 feet 4 inches which is 1.65 meters tall. Talking about her weight, Raven Saunders weighs around 108 kgs.
Raven Saunders Instagram
With a verified Instagram account with followers of around 65.3k followers, Raven has her Instagram account opened with the username “@giveme1shot_“. She seems to be negligent about her Instagram account as she has only 52 posts as of now.
Who Is Raven Saunders’s Girlfriend, Or Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Raven Saunders is openly gay and she told her that she came out in her 3rd grade to her mom. While she may be focusing on her career or she may not have found the ideal girlfriend, whatever the reason it is, Raven is currently single as of now.
No doubt, Raven Saunders will date her ideal girlfriend in a few years.