DeAnna Price is an American hammer thrower who represented the USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She earned her spot in the Olympics after winning first place in the trials with a record-breaking distance of 80.31m.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was the second time Price represented the USA in the Olympics. Before this, she had already competed for the USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics and came in eighth place. Even this time, she missed the medal after ending in eighth place again.
|Popular Name||DeAnna Price|
|Real Name||DeAnna Marie Price|
|Date of birth||June 8, 1993|
|Age||29 years old|
|Place of birth||St. Charles, Missouri, USA|
|Brothers||Marcus and Steven|
|Partner||James Craig Lambert|
|Occupation||Professional hammer thrower|
|Net worth||1.5 Million USD|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (172 cm)|
DeAnna Price Net Worth
The two-time Olympian has led a great career as a professional track and field athlete all these years. Her hard work has granted her two times to be part of the Olympics.
She has earned a good amount of fame and fortune from her career. She has 1.5 Million USD as her net worth from her successful career on the field.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
Price has the perfect body for a professional hammer thrower. She stands tall at a great height of 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs around 109 kgs.
Her height and muscular body aid her in throwing the hammer as far as possible and set many records.
DeAnna Price Family, Parents, and Early Life
The 29 year-old athlete was born in St.Charles in Missouri to her parents Daniel and Ann but grew up in Troy. Besides her parents, she also has two brothers named Marcus and Steven.
Price came from a family of athletes. Her great-grandmother was one of the first women to play on the baseball team.
Likewise, her mother was also a middle-distance runner and played three sports skillfully. Her mother even received a marriage proposal from her father in the softball field.
It was because of her mother that Price started her sports journey. She joined the track and field team to break the record set by her mother in 800m. Her mother even coached her till she was in her sophomore year in high school.
Initially, she was into softball but changed her career as softball got removed from the Olympics.
It was at that moment when one of her friend’s fathers suggested she try hammer throw. During her first try, she knocked herself on the forehead with a 4 kgs hammer.
However, she made it to the Missouri High school Championship in the same year. It was just the start of a long journey that took her to two Olympics.
Despite having a great career and multiple titles, Price had her problems. She went through many injuries from the year she started.
Sometimes it was a broken scapula, and sometimes it was a dislocated shoulder. Price went through multiple injuries throughout her career. She even has only one functional kidney.
But every time she got injured, she held herself with a mindset that her body was punishing her for doing something wrong. So, after every injury, she came out stronger than before with her improved version.
It is because of this trait that she is now a record holder and two-time Olympian.
DeAnna Price Husband and Relationship
Price has been married to her coach-husband James Craig Lambert since October of 2018. She dated him for more than five years before tying the knot.
Price met Lambert during her senior year in college when Lambert joined Southern Illinois University as the assistant coach.
Ever since then, he has been her greatest supporter. He even coached her for her 2016 Rio Olympics.
Every time she got an injury, he was there to support her through her treatments and therapies.
He even trained her for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic by equipping their garage with necessary instruments.
The multiple NCAA titleholder went to Troy Buchanan High school to get her high school degree.
Once she completed high school, she got scholarship offers from many well-known colleges for both softball and track and field.
She chose Southern Illinois University out of other colleges as it was near to her home.
She received only a partial track and field scholarship in the beginning. However, she acquired a full scholarship after making it to the nationals. Price finally completed college in 2016 with a degree in accounting.
Career and Olympics
Initially, Price was into softball and had made up her mind to continue playing softball even in the future.
However, when softball got removed as one of the Olympics games, she changed her career option.
In high school, along with softball, Price also played other sports like volleyball, basketball. But she took the hammer throw after the father of one of her friends.
The same year she started hammer throw, she made it to the state championship. It was just the start of her glorious career in the hammer throw.
She then decided to continue her career in it and accepted a partial scholarship to Southern Illinois University.
Despite having a partial scholarship, she soon turned it into a full scholarship after a year in college by reaching the nationals.
While still in college, she competed in the World Championship but could not make it to the finals. However, the same year she got her first international medal by winning silver in the NACAC Championship.
She continued her success and became a gold medalist in many other championships like the Continental Cup and World Championship.
Her win in the World Championship in 2019 made her the first-ever American to win an international medal in the hammer throw.
In between all these successes, she also got qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. She performed well during the Olympics but sadly returned empty-handed after coming in eighth place.
After the 2016 Olympics, she again competed for the 2020 Olympics after working harder in the last four years.
She even broke the American record in the hammer throw during the trails and made her way to the 2020 US Olympics team. Brooke Andersen finished second and Gwendolyn Berry finished third in that 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trial.
Price flew to Tokyo with the rest of the team. Unfortunately, even this time, luck was not in her favor as she again ended up in eighth place in the final of the Olympics.