The 2020 Olympics just ended recently, and with its end, many athletes wrote histories. Some introduced themselves as the new Olympic medalist, while some got disqualified for the tiniest mistakes. Anna Cockrell is also one of the athletes who got disqualified from the final game despite her efforts.
Cockrell is an American athlete who represented the USA in the 400m hurdles. She flew to Tokyo with the US Olympic team after winning third place in the trial games. Cockrell won third place in the heat and second in the semi-final during the Olympics but could not maintain her pace in the final. She completed the game in the seventh position but had to give up after being disqualified.
Biography & Wiki Summary
|Popular Name||Anna Cockrell|
|Real Name||Anna N. Cockrell|
|Date of birth||August 28, 1997|
|Age||24 years old|
|Place of birth||San Ramon, California, USA|
|Status||In a relationship|
|Occupation||Professional track and field athlete|
|Net worth||1 Million USD|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
Anna Cockrell Net Worth
The four-time All-American athlete has a great career with many championships to her name. Her ascending career has helped her earn plenty of supporters and fortune.
Cockrell has a net worth of 1 Million USD, which will surely grow more and more like her career.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
Cockrell has a great height of 5 feet and 10 inches. She also has a great athletic body.
Her toned and muscular body compliments her tall height. Also, the intense training that athletes do in the track has helped Cockrell maintain her weight at 65 kgs and build a lean and well-built body.
Anna Personal Life And Family
Cockrell was born in San Ramon in California to her father Keith and mother Serena. She grew up in a family with an athletic background.
Her father is a former football player who played during his college days at Columbia University. The legacy of her father got passed to her elder siblings.
Her brother, Ross, is a professional cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while her sister, Ciera, is a volleyball player who plays at Davidson college.
From her siblings, the legacy got passed to Cockrell. Initially, she was into gymnastics but quit as it was tiring. She then picked up other sports like rock climbing and basketball before landing on track and field in middle school.
She was a natural on the track who mastered the three-stepping technique immediately after starting. Since then, she has been active as a star athlete.
She continued her career on the track, and now she is one of the Olympians who represented the USA in the 2020 Olympics game.
Growing up, Cockrell was also an ace student. She grew up in a household where they prioritized education and political awareness.
They used to play an educational game before going to bed where their parents used to ask them to spell their names or other educational stuff.
By the age of ten, she was a dedicated reader of the Wall Street Journal and a walking encyclopedia. While doing their homework at the dining table, her brother used to consult her for answers.
She always had a curiosity toward things, either studies or sports. It made her different from other athletes.
Besides sports and studies, Cockrell also has her fair share of interest in politics, which led her to get a Master’s degree in Public Policy. She even volunteered in two campaigns during the midterm elections of 2019. She is also the founder of the United Black Student-Athlete Association at USC.
Cockrell has a loud yet kind nature which makes people around her comfortable. She has many athletic friends.
However, despite having a successful career, she has her inner battle. She was battling depression for quite some time after the death of her grandfather.
She kept everything inside and tried ignoring it before reaching her breaking point during the NCAA Division I Indoor games in 2019.
After she suffered from a hamstring injury, she blamed herself for her college losing the game. Things got so worse that she was even experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Her head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert noticed this and reached out to her. Her coach reaching out to her gave her all the courage she needed, and she started asking for help from her friends, family, and finally, from a sports psychologist. She even went through a series of therapies.
Since then, she has been an active advocate of mental health among college athletes. She even thanked everyone for their support to battle her depression in her viral graduation speech.
Despite taking therapies, the pandemic was tough for her. So, she decided to come back home and take a break from her game.
While Cockrell was staying in her hometown, she did nothing but ride her bicycle around her neighborhood for many days. Though she stopped training, she kept herself in shape by cycling.
After some time, she started to train with her high school coach and compete with the teen athletes. She wanted to fall in love with the track again, and the best way was to be around young people who have a passion for it.
It worked as she returned on the track to qualify during the US Olympic trials and then represented the USA in the 2020 Olympics.
Anna Cockrell Boyfriend and Relationship
The 24 year-old athlete has been happily dating her boyfriend, Parker SIms since 2019.
Sims is a strength and conditioning specialist who supports Cockrell a lot. He even attended the graduation ceremony of Cockrell after she completed her Master’s degree. Sims also keeps posting their pictures on his Instagram frequently.
Cockrell completed her high schooling in 2016 at Providence Day School in North Carolina.
After high school, she joined the University of Southern California to get a degree in communication from the Annenberg School. While communication was her major, she chose political science as her minor.
In 2019, she earned her Bachelor’s degree, but this was not enough for her. So, she again enrolled in the University of Southern California to obtain a Master’s degree in Public policy.
Cockrell completed her Master’s program just this year from the Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Cockrell started her career in track and field in middle school. Initially, she was training to be a gymnast but later fell in love with running.
She continued her passion for the track even in high school. It was during her high school when she started competing at an international level. She took part in the Pan American and won the game.
After a year, she won two golds during the World U20 Championship in 400m hurdles and 4x100m relay.
She completed high school as a star athlete. She then joined college to pursue her studies, along with her career on track.
During her sophomore year, she was the track and field captain of her college. She played for her college till this year.
Before graduation in May, she took part in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship and won gold in 100m and 400m. This win made her the second woman to claim two events in a single season in the history of the NCAA Championship.
This same year, Cockrell also won the Pac-12 Championship along with the title of the Scholar athlete of the year. Her win helped her college to secure third place in the tournament.
The year 2021 was going great for her until the day of the final game in the Olympics. She had made her way to the US Olympic team by winning the third position in 400m hurdles in the trial game. Sydney McLaughlin won the first position and Dalialh Muhammad came second in the Olympics trial.
Even after reaching Tokyo, she gave an excellent performance by securing third place in heat and second in the semi-final.
However, luck did not favor her during the final. Initially, she came in the seventh position, but later she had to give it up. Cockrell got disqualified for running in the wrong lane.
The event was unfortunate, but we all hope that she will shine brighter in the next Olympics.