The 2020 Olympics was a dream come true for many athletes who had dreamt of representing their country in the Olympics. However, it was also fierce competition for those athletes who were defending their 2016 Olympics’ title. Dalilah Muhammad was also one of these athletes defending her title of the 2016 Gold medalist in the 400m hurdles.
Muhammad is an American athlete who won gold for the USA in the 400m hurdles during the 2016 Olympics with a world record time. Even this time, she secured a spot in the US Olympic team after winning second place during the trial games. Muhammad was not only performing to win for her country but also to defend her title. However, she lost her title this year to her fellow American athlete, Sydney McLaughlin. Despite winning a silver in the 400m hurdles, she won a gold in the 4x400m relay with Sydney McLaughlin and Allyson Flex.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Date of birth
|February 7, 1990
|34 years old
|Place of birth
|Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA
|Professional track and field athlete
|5 Million USD
|5 ft 8in (173 cm)
Dalilah Muhammad Net Worth
Muhammad has an extraordinary career where she has won many championships and set many records. Her income from her athletic career is more than enough for her to live a luxurious life.
Besides her career in sports, she is also the ambassador of many brands like Nike sportswear, Omega Wristwatches, etc. It adds more fortune to her pre-existing one and makes her net worth 5 Million USD.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
The 2019 world champion, Muhammad, has an attractive height of 5 feet and 8 inches. She has a slender and tall physique.
Her years’ worth of training has also helped her maintain a weight of 55 kgs and made her body more toned. She has a well-built muscular body which makes her swift on the track.
Dalilah Muhammad Family: Parents and Siblings
The 2020 Olympic silver medalist was born in Jamaica, Queens in New York to father, Askia, and mother, Nadirah. Later, Askia Nadirah moved to Bayside, where they raised Muhammad with her brother, Hassan, and sister, Jamillah.
Muhammad has a close family where everyone serves the community. Her father is an imam, and her mother is a child protection specialist.
Her siblings have also followed in the footsteps of her parents. Her brother is a sergeant in the military, while her sister is a teacher. However, she had other plans to serve her community.
Muhammad was an active child from her early days. She used to run in the house and jump here and there. When she was just a four-year-old kid, someone from the New York Nova Track club saw her jumping and was amazed by her quick sprint and ling leaps.
Because of her talent, an instructor wanted to train Muhammad, but her mother was against it. Her mother was worried that she might injure herself, but the instructor persuaded her mother, and her journey in the track started.
She then continued her career in the hurdles in both high school and college.
Now, Muhammad is one of the most celebrated American athletes who had won two gold and a silver for the USA during her two times in the Olympics.
Dalilah Muhammad Boyfriend and Relationship
The 34 year-old Muhammad has not shared anything about her dating life.
But if we go through her social media accounts, it seems like she is happily single.
High School and Education
Muhammad completed her high school at Benjamin N. Cardozo in Queens.
After high school was over, she enrolled at the University of Southern California. She completed college with a degree in business.
The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award winner Muhammad started her career since she was seven years old.
She competed in games in her school, and this continued in high school too. She joined the track and field team in her high school and competed in sprints and high jumps.
During her high school, she was the New York State and Nike Outdoor Nationals winner. She also debuted on the international platform in 2007 after competing in the World Youth Championship and winning gold.
Her career went a bit slow after she joined college. However, she still graduated as the all-time third-fastest 400m hurdler of her college.
After college, Muhammad started her pro career and got a sponsorship from Nike. After being a professional hurdler, she debuted in the IAAF Diamond League but came fourth. The same year, she also competed in the Memorial Primo Nebiolo and won gold.
It fueled her career, and she kept improving. In 2016 she qualified for the 2016 Olympics and flew to Rio de Janeiro to represent the USA.
Muhammad returned with gold in the 400m hurdles. It was just the start of her pro career, as she won the diamond league twice in a row in 2017 and 2018. She also won gold for the USA in the 2019 World Championship.
She then competed in the US Olympic Trials for the second time in 2021 and secured her place in the team by winning second place. Anna Cockrell secured third place.
Once the team was complete, Muhammad flew to Tokyo with other athletes and competed in the 2020 Olympics. She won both heat and the semi-final of the 400m hurdles, but when it came to the final, she lost her first place to fellow American hurdler Sydney McLaughlin.
Despite winning silver in the 400m hurdles, she won gold in the 4x400m relay with Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, and Athing Mu.