The 2020 Tokyo Olympics got tough as the games proceeded forward. Many star athletes anticipated to win medals returned to their country with an empty hand. Despite putting in their best efforts, these athletes did not reach the final as the competition has become hard. One of these star athletes was Erica Bougard, who couldn’t win any medals this year.
Erica Bougard is a sixteen-time All-American track and field athlete specializing in heptathlete. Bougard won her spot in the US Olympic team after securing third place in the Olympic trial games. She even performed well in the Olympics, but sadly she came in ninth place during the heat and couldn’t win any medals.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Date of birth
|July 26, 1993
|30 years old
|Place of birth
|Professional heptathlon athlete
|1 Million – 3 Million USD
|5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Erica Bougard Net Worth
Bougard has been an active heptathlon athlete since her high school days and has won several championships.
Her excellent performance in the field has allowed her to a great deal of fame and fortune. She has around 1 Million to 3 Million USD as her net worth.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
The three-time SEC field athlete of the year has a great body and a good height. She stands tall at 5 ft 6 in and weighs 57 kgs.
Because of her intense regular exercise and athletic career, she has a toned muscular body with ripped muscles.
Erica Personal Life and Family
The 30 year-old Bougard was born in Memphis in Tennessee to her father Eric and mother Toya.
She later moved to Byhalia in Mississippi along with her parents and six brothers. She and her siblings all grew up there.
While growing up, Bougard played basketball initially but later shifted her interest towards the field. Besides basketball and running, she is also into video games like COD. She even streams her games on twitch.
But Bougard has not shared much about her family or her personal life. However, she did come out as a proud lesbian and member of the LGBTQIA+ community in Doha, Qatar, during the World Championship of 2019.
During the game, she wore shoes with a rainbow. It made a buzz in the media as Qatar is one of the Muslim countries where homosexuality is considered a crime and even has punishment associated with it.
Though, Bougard implied that she wasn’t trying to prove any political norms. Instead, she was wearing her regular long jump shoes, which already had a rainbow.
She was already dating a girl for over a year during this incident. She even did not hesitate and came out as a lesbian. She was proud of herself and her community.
Erica Bougard Girlfriend, Sexuality, and Relationship
Bougard is a proud lesbian and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. She previously was in a relationship with a girl, but sadly they broke up.
Currently, she is happily single and focusing on her career.
The five-time national indoor\outdoor champion completed her high school at Byhalia Highschool.
Once high school was over, she got a full scholarship on track and joined the Mississippi State University.
The skilled track and field athlete initially was in love with basketball. She played basketball for some time before joining the track team during her high school days.
While in high school, she became the long jump winner of the Mississippi State Outdoor Track and Field. Her win even led her to become the state long jump leader.
After completing high school, Bougard joined the college track team at Mississippi State University.
She then became the US junior champion in 2012. The same year, she competed in her first international game after participating in the World Junior Championship, where she came in thirteenth place. In 2013 she even won the NCAA Indoor Championship.
Just a year after, she, along with her longtime competitor Kendell Williams, made headlines for breaking the collegiate record set by Makeba Alcide during the NCAA Indoor games. She came second in this game.
Bougard kept her pace in the games by participating in the Indoor and Outdoor games of the World Championship until 2019.
Once the pandemic started, her career was on halt for a while. But she used this time to train harder for the postponed 2020 Olympics.
Her training did not go in vain as she qualified for the US Olympic team after winning third place in the trial games. Along with Erica and Kendell, Annie Kunz was qualified for the Olympics.
Bougard is the first female athlete from Mississippi who made it to the watch list for the Bowerman Award. However, it wasn’t her day during the heat in the Olympics. She came in ninth place and lost her chance to compete in the final.