The Summer Olympics are right around the corner, so let’s take some time to get familiar with U.S. Olympic sprinter Natasha Hastings. The 29-year-old Brooklyn, New York native specializes in the 400 meter, and she’s had a ton of success on the international circuit. Not counting her days competing in junior and youth tournaments, Natasha has won nine gold medals, three silver medals, and a bronze medal. One of those golds was won on an Olympic stage, as Nastasha brought home a gold medal from Beijing in 2008 in the 4 x 400 meter relay.
After Natasha’s performance at the U.S. Olympic Trials, the University of South Carolina alum has earned the opportunity to try to add some more Olympic hardware to her trophy case. On Sunday, July 3, Natasha punched her ticket to Rio by finishing 3rd in the 400 meter final with a time of 50.17 seconds.
To celebrate Natasha making her 2nd Olympic appearance, let’s take a look at 22 of her hottest photos.