Like every other Olympics, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics also was full of first-time Olympians. Some of these first-timers even managed to bring medals back home, while the others won the hearts of their audience despite not winning. Anavia Battle is also one of these first-time Olympians who won the hearts of many with her performance.
Battle is one of the star American sprinters who represented the USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 200m dash. She made her place in the US Olympics team after winning third place during the trial games. Gabby Thomas got the first position and Jenna Prandini finished second.
She even performed well during the actual Olympics. However, her journey was cut short after coming to the sixth palace during the semi-final.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Popular Name||Anavia Battle|
|Real Name||Anavia Battle|
|Date of birth||March 28, 1999|
|Age||23 years old|
|Place of birth||Inkster, Michigan, USA|
|Mother||Antoinette Booze Battle|
|Brothers||Montel and Antoine|
|Occupation||Professional track and field athlete|
|Net worth||500 Thousand USD|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
Anavia Battle Net Worth
The All-American athlete had a successful career in both her high school and college. All these successes have allowed her to win a good amount of fame and fortune.
Before the 2020 Olympics, Battle had a net worth of 500 thousand USD. This amount will become more once she turns professional.
Anavia Battle Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
Along with excellent sprinting skills, Battle also has a great height of 5 feet and 9 inches.
All the time that she has spent on training has also paid off as she has a well-built, muscular, and slender athletic body, which complements her height perfectly.
Despite having such height, the athlete has maintained her weight at 56 kgs with her maintained diet. She also has a great figure with a body measurement of 32-25-34.
Anavia’s Personal Life And Family
The 23 year-old one-time Olympian was born in Inkster in Michigan. She has shared that her mother is Antoinette but has kept her father’s identity private.
Besides her parents, Battle also has three siblings. A sister named Mintoria and two brothers named Antoine and Montel.
Growing up, she was very close to her elder brother, Montel. It was because of him that she started being active on the track.
Montel is an athlete himself who represented the Mississippi State University. He went to athletic training from an early age as he knew he wanted to do it as a career. During the training, Battle also tagged along.
She used to compete with her brother’s field on the track and still used to win despite her age.
The Big Ten Champion used to have fun whenever she ran on tracks. It motivated her to start her career on track.
She then joined the track and field team during her middle school. Now, she is one of the competitive track and field athletes in the USA.
Anavia Battle Boyfriend
The four-time Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year has not shared anything about her dating life, so no one knows if she is single or in a relationship.
However, if we go through her social media, she seems to be happily single for now.
Education and High School
Battle completed her high school at Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne in Michigan.
After her high school degree, she enrolled in the Ohio State University. She completed college just this year with a degree in human development and Family Science.
Career and Olympics
The Michigan native started her career on the track in seventh grade. She started running on the tracks after tagging along during the athletic training of her brother.
It was during this training that she won over her brother’s friends. It was fun for her to defeat her competitors, who were her seniors.
Once she started her journey on the track during middle school, she did not look back. Instead, she continued it in high school and college and even has plans to turn pro.
Battle had a successful career since her high school days. She was her school’s women MVP for the track team for three years straight.
As a senior in high school, she also held the title of Michigan State Champion and also won gold in 100m dash during the 100m dash,
She ended her high school career on a great note after winning the 100m and 200m during the Junior Olympics.
Her high school career ended with twenty-one titles and an unbroken record of 11-0 in the 100m dash.
After high school, she continued her journey with Ohio University and became a Big Ten star.
She won many BigTen events and helped her university to win four-team championships in the last two years.
She has seven individual Big Ten championships to her name, including two outdoors. These two outdoor championships made her the first-ever Ohio University Buckeyes to do so.
Battle has also set a record in Big Ten Indoors championships in the 200m dash. She also holds both indoor and outdoor records in her university.
She had a great career before the pandemic. However, like every other athlete, Battle also had a hard time during the lockdown.
When everything started to get back to normal, she resumed her training in late November 2020.
She struggled during her training because of her hamstrings and back problems. The physical struggles turned into mental pressure after losing her Big Ten title.
Despite all the hardships, she did not give up and made her come back during the Outdoor Championships.
This win did not last long as she did not make it to the NCAA finals in 100m dash and also came in third in the 200m.
She realized that she needed to put more effort into the 2020 Olympics trials after the NCAA event. So, she sought help from her college coach Joel Brown, and they started preparing for the trial games.
Her hard work paid off as she qualified the trails with third place in the 200m dash.
Shen then flew to Tokyo to compete in the 2020 Olympics. She performed well during the heat and came in second place.
However, she could not hold her pace during the semi-final and lost her chance to compete in the final after coming in sixth place.