With the Summer Olympics right around the corner, let’s take some time to get acquainted with U.S. Olympic sprinter Ariana Washington. Washington is from Long Beach, California, and she specializes in the 100 and 200-meter events. The redshirt freshman just capped off a monster season at the University of Oregon, winning both the 100 meter and the 200 meter at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships. Washington became the first freshman to ever win both events.
After the NCAA season was over, the 19-year-old turned her focus on qualifying for the Olympics. Washington came in sixth place in the 100 meter and fifth place in the 200 meter at the U.S. Olympic Trials. While her finishes weren’t good enough to make the Olympic roster in either event, they were good enough to grab the attention of the U.S. coaches. Ariana Washington was selected as a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay team, and she will make her Olympic debut in Rio.
Let’s celebrate the first of many Olympic appearances for Ariana Washington by taking a look at 22 of her hottest photos.