With the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, many athletes are making headlines. Some have already won medals for their countries, while others are still waiting for their turn to earn one. These athletes are training their best, and everyone has high hopes for them. Among those much-anticipated athletes, Marquis Dendy is also one.
Marquis Dendy is a skilled and experienced track and field athlete specializing in the long jump and triple jump.
He has been competing in the jumps since 2010 and has earned many medals. Dendy even was in the American team during the Olympic Games in 2016. However, because of his injury, he couldn’t take part.
But this time, Dendy is all fit to go. He secured the second position in the long jump during the trials. Dendy will be competing in the long jump finals on August 2nd.
Biography & Wiki Summary
|Date of birth
|November 17, 1992
|29 years old
|Place of birth
|Wilmington, Delaware, USA
|Maiya and another not disclosed
|Professional track and field athlete
|1.5 Million USD
|6.4 ft (195 cm)
|Marquis Dendy “OLY”
Marquis Dendy’s Net Worth
The 29 year old athlete has been jumping for more than a decade now.
He has been part of many championships where he won many medals. His performances have helped him make a name for himself and also make a good living. The skilled athlete has a net worth of 1.5 Million USD.
The jumper is not only blessed with skills but also with great height. Dendy is 6.4 ft tall and has a well-built body that weighs 79 kg.
He has a thin but muscular physique that he acquired after training intensely.
Marquis’s Personal Life And Family
The outstanding athlete of Delaware was born in Wilmington but was raised in Middletown along with his two sisters. He belongs to a family of sprinters.
His father was a skilled sprinter during his high school days. Like his father, his mother was also a sprinter during her college days. It was not only his parents who were into sports. His aunt was also a sprinter who even won a medal in sprint relay during the Olympics in 1988.
Dendy credits his parents for his success and his skills. He shared that his mother always looked after his studies and his father after his performances in track.
Because of his family, he started jumping from a very young age. His father coached him in the tracks ever since he was just an eight-year-old kid. Under the guidance of his father and later his coach Nic Peterson, he became more skilled and a better athlete.
He took part in many championships where he participated in both long jump and triple jump. He has many medals and titles to his name.
He even was part of the American team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but couldn’t make it to the game because of his injury. However, this time Dendy is all set up and is hopeful of bringing gold home.
Marquis Dendy’s Girlfriends and Relationship
Dendy is currently busy winning as many medals as he can and becoming an even more skilled athlete. So, he is not dating anyone and is single.
Though Dendy came from a family with a sports background, his mother was very strict about his education. She always made sure he was doing his studies well.
Dendy went to Middletown High School in Delaware. Once high school was over, he joined the University of Florida to continue his further studies and graduated in 2017.
Dendy started jumping ever since he was just eight years old. His father guided him and coached him until high school.
During his high school, He held records in both the high jump and triple jump. He even took part in the World Junior Championship in 2010 and ranked eighth in the triple jump.
In the same year, he also took part in USA Outdoor Track and Field in the Junior category. He came second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump.
He kept working hard and showed more great performances in the field during his games.
He took part in the NACAC Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the triple jump and became its champion. It earned him the title of Delaware Outstanding Athlete in 2014.
He again took part in the same championship the next year and defended his championship title. He won the game and also set the meet record with 8.88 m in the triple jump. Though 3.7m was due to wind, it still was his best performance.
He even got selected for the 2016 Olympics in the long jump. However, he had to pass the opportunity because of his leg injury. He did not let his injury hold him back, and he kept practicing until he got selected for the 2020 Olympics for the triple jump.
Though Dendy is in the limelight for his performances in the triple jump, he also has an excellent career in the long jump. He took part in the NACAC Championship in 2012 and 2018 and in the World Indoor Championship in 2018 to perform in the long jump. He won gold in all of these games.
During the trials for the Olympics of 2016, Dendy suffered an injury in his right leg during the final.
He got injured when he was taking off for his fourth jump. The injury was unfortunate, but it did not break his confidence. Just after the injury, Dendy tweeted to break the long jump record the following year.