The 2020 Tokyo Olympics just ended a few days ago, and it turned out to be a huge success. Many athletes returned home with medals, while many with experience. There were many athletes for whom this year’s Olympics were their first time. Kenny Selmon is also one of these athletes who participated in the Olympics game for the first time.
Selmon is an American hurdler who represented the USA in 400m hurdles during the 2020 Olympics. He was already a national star athlete, but after the Olympics, he became an international star. However, Selmon could not make it to the final but still performed well in the preliminary rounds. He came in second place in the heat and fourth in the semi-final.
|Popular Name||Kenny Selmon|
|Real Name||Kenny Selmon|
|Date of birth||August 27, 1996|
|Age||26 years old|
|Place of birth||Mableton, Georgia, USA|
|Net worth||300 Thousand – 1 Million USD|
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
Kenny Selmon Net Worth and Salary
The three-time All-American Selmon has been running on the track since he was in high school. He even continued his career in and after college.
His career has helped him earn world recognition as well as heft sum as net worth. He has not shared the exact figures of his net worth, but we can guess that he has a good net worth as an athlete.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
Selmon has a great height of 6 feet. His long legs and hands make him look taller than he already is.
Besides having a great height, he also has a great body. Despite weighing 82 kgs, he doesn’t have a single ounce of fat in his body. Instead, he has toned his body and made it muscular and bulkier with intense training.
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Kenny’s Family, Parents, and Siblings
Selmon was born in Mableton in Georgia, to his father Bill and mother Angela. He grew up with his brother, Billy, in a family with an athletic background.
His father is a former ALl-American wrestler who wrestled for Nebraska. Like his father and him, his brother is also into sports. His brother is a basketball player at Bates College.
Selmon is close to his family, and his family is also very supportive of him. His parents often post about him and his brother on their social media. His father also visits him during his training frequently.
Kenny Selmon Girlfriend and Relationship
The seven-time GHSA state champion has kept his dating life away from the limelight so, no one knows if he is single or in a relationship.
However, he did post a picture with the Sports Journalist Kendra Douglas back in 2017. Douglas is also a graduate of the University of North Carolina like Selmon. However, both of them have not commented on whether they are a couple or not.
Selmon earned his high school degree from the Pace Academy in Atlanta. After completing high school, he joined the University of North Carolina.
He completed college in 2018 with a degree in business administration.
The 26 years old Olympian started his career on the track since his high school.
During his high school, he won third place in 400m hurdles in the World Junior Championship. Next year, he again competed in the same event to become its winner.
He was already an All-American star when he graduated from high school. So, he continued running on the track even in college. While still in college, he claimed the National champion title in 2014. It also made him the Gatorade state athlete of the year.
Just after a year of this, he bagged second place during the Pan American Junior Championship. It was just the start as he added two ACC championship titles to his name.
He also competed in the NCAA Division I Championship for three years, from 2016 to 2018. In the championship of 2018, he came second with 48.12, which set a record in the history of his college.
Selmon also tried for the 2016 Olympic trials but could not qualify after coming in the seventh position.
However, he did not let this stop his athletic career. Once he graduated from his college, he turned professional by signing a contract with Spyder Korea. He then represented the USA in the Athletics World cup held in 2018 and won a gold.
While still active on tracks, Selmone was also pursuing his side career. He worked as an intern for Virgent Realty and Coca-Cola. He also worked as the co-director in Buzz Rides.
Though he was pursuing another career option outside the track, he still had his passion for running. So, when the Olympic trials started, he competed in the 400m hurdles and secured a place in the US Olympic team by winning second place.
He then flew to Tokyo with his team and had a great game during the heat, where he came second. But sadly, his journey in the 2020 Olympics was cut short after coming in fourth place during the semi-final.
Despite being hurt, Selmon was still proud of reaching the semi-final and thanked everyone for their support.