By Sarah Shurge – Wayne Memorial alumni, Ohio State sprinter, and Big Ten champion, Anavia Battle, will represent the United States in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Battle qualified for the U.S. women’s Olympic team after placing third in the 200-meter dash on Saturday, June 26th, with a time of 21.95 seconds.
Also representing the United States will be Gabby Thomas and Jenna Prandini.
Thomas won the race and broke the meet record on Saturday with a time of 21.61 seconds. Prandini came in second with a time of 21.89.
During the semifinals on Friday, June 25th, Battle placed second with a time of 22.32 and she won the 1st Round Heat 2 race with a time of 22.37 on Thursday, June 24th.
The Olympics will begin Friday, July 23rd, and end Sunday, August 8th.