Many American athletes shined brightly in the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympics and even led their country to win the whole tournament. One of these athletes is Katie Nageotte, who contributed to her country’s victory by winning gold.
Nageotte is one of the most celebrated American athletes competing in the pole vault. She represented Team USA in the recent Olympics after winning the trial games on her first attempt. She then continued her great performances even in the Olympics and brought back a gold home.
|Popular Name||Katie Nageotte|
|Real Name||Kathryn Nageotte|
|Date of birth||June 13, 1991|
|Age||31 years old|
|Place of birth||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Status||In a relationship|
|Net worth||1 Million USD|
|Height||5 ft 8cm (173 cm)|
Katie Net Worth
Nageotte had a very successful career even when she was just a high school and college athlete. Her success just amplified once she turned professional. She initially had a contract with Adidas for two whole years before moving to Nike.
All these success and contracts, along with other endorsement has aided her to earn more than enough for herself. The athlete has 1 Million USD as her net worth.
The gold medalist of the 2020 Olympics has an impressive height of 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs 61 kgs.
She trains hard both inside and outside of the field and has maintained a great athletic body. She is in great shape and has a measurement of 32-26-35.
Katie Personal Life And Family
Nageotte was born in Cleveland in Ohio, to her parents Mark and Diane. Her parents later moved to Olmsted falls, where she grew up with sister Emily and brother Andy.
Her brother is a master’s degree holder in Microbiology and Immunology from Georgetown University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ashland University.
Nageotte grew up in a close and loving family, where her father was her greatest supporter.
Her father used to attend her games and cheered her from the audience. However, things changed when she lost her father due to a heart attack in 2007, at the young age of sixteen.
She lost her closest supporter, but she still had the rest of her family to cheer her up.
Despite not having her father around, she still remembers him every day. Nageotte has even written the word ‘Dad’ on her spikes, and before every game, she taps it.
She has come a long way from the sixteen years old teenage girl, who lost her father, to a celebrated 31 year-old athlete.
Katie Boyfriend and Relationship
Nageotte is in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend, Hugo Moon. She met Moon through Tinder.
They started dating each other after swiping right on Tinder in 2018 and are going strong.
Moon is of English nationality and is the head coach and the Rowing Director of Gainesville Area Rowing.
The 31 year-old star athlete went to Olmsted Falls High school to earn her high school degree.
Once high school was over, she attended the University of Dayton in Dayton for two years before transferring to Ashland University in Ashland.
She completed college in 2013 from Ashland University with a degree in psychology. While in college, she also got a minor degree in fashion merchandising.
After earning her degree, she planned to enroll in the Paris Fashion Institute Program to pursue a career in fashion.
Nageotte started her career in the field as a pole vault athlete during high school.
She competed in many competitions and graduated high school with a state record of 3.97m.
She also was the runner-up of the Division I Championship in 2008 and the winner of the same event in 2009.
Nageotte continued her magic in the pole vault even after enrolling in college. She took part in many USATF and NCAA championships and added many titles to her name.
Even after her collegiate career, she continued her career in the field. She gave average performances after college but got herself a sponsorship from Adidas in 2016.
She also competed in the 2016 Olympics trial games after turning pro. Unfortunately, she lost her chance to compete in the 2016 Olympics after coming in fifth place.
She then competed for Adidas for two more years before terminating her contract with Adidas in 2018 and joining Nike.
The same year, Nageotte got her spark back and went to win gold in both NCAA and USATF Championships.
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After her comeback in 2018, she continued showing great performances on the field and was unstoppable.
With success at her feet, she wanted to try for the Olympics trials for the second time.
Though she was in good form and was determined to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, things were not easy.
She got infected with COVID-19 and had to suffer from mild sickness. However, after taking rest and medicines, she got back on her feet and competed for her spot in the trial games.
She not only won the trial games but also won gold in the final of the Olympics. After her victory in the 2020 Olympics, she received a grand welcome in her hometown.