The Summer Olympics are right around the corner, so let’s take some time to get familiar with U.S. Olympic sprinter English Gardner. The Voorhees Township, New Jersey native specializes in the 100-meter dash, and she’s won two medals on the international circuit. In both the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, English won silver medals in the 4x100m relays.
In 2012, English was unable to qualify for London at the U.S. Olympic Trials. But this year, the 24-year-old was up for the challenge and came through with a super impressive performance. On Sunday, July 3, English punched her ticket to Rio by winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.74 seconds. It was the 4th fastest time in American history and the 7th fastest time in world history.
Let’s celebrate the former University of Oregon standout’s first Olympic appearance by taking a look at 22 of English’s hottest photos. You’ll definitely want to spend more than 10.74 seconds flipping through these pictures.