English Gardner’s dream came true this year! The 24-year-old American sprinter had dreamed of representing the U.S.A at the Olympics all her life. She almost made it happen four years ago but she missed qualifying by a single spot. She remembers crying in front of her father thinking that she would have to wait for another four years before she could even try for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. So, when Gardner won first place in 100m dash in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, she was the happiest person in the world. Finally she would get her moment, running in the Olympics. Don’t believe us? Read on for our English Gardner’s wiki below!
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A Bad Start
Her time at the Olympic trials was 10.74 seconds which is the 7th fastest time ever! At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gardner is taking part in the women’s 100m and 200m events. The 100m event was disappointing for Gardner because despite her best efforts she finished 7th. Gardner has been plagued with injuries this year and nearly lost her mother to breast cancer. However, she can still redeem herself by performing well in the 200m event.
Haunted by the Past
People are asking, “Is English Gardner married?” Actually, she isn’t married but the track and field star’s good looks have certainly won her a lot of admirers. People are curious about English Gardner’s dating time line but there is not much information on that. The truth is Gardner was too busy preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the last four years. After missing the 2012 Olympics, Gardner was haunted by the fear that she would not qualify for Rio, as well. Over the last few years, she had been plagued with health problems, including respiratory issues, vomiting, and even suffered from depression. She had to stay with her mother Monica, who was shocked at her daughter’s frail appearance when she came home for Christmas. Monica held Gardner close and reassured her that she was safe and that nothing would happen to her.
Back in the Game
Gardner’s father, Anthony told her that this was 2016 and not 2012, so she should just let her fears go and not hold on to them. This started Gardner on the tough road to recovery and she slowly willed herself to fight back. When she qualified for the 2016 Olympics, her confidence returned and she was once again the lively English Gardner that everybody loved. English Gardner’s eyes were full of life once again. Gardner’s eyes have often been described as being in ‘a state of constant surprise.’ The truth is that her eyes are very expressive and both her fans and the media are charmed by them.
Beating Breast Cancer
What many people don’t know is that at a young age, Gardner had to take responsibility for her mother, Monica. Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer and was given very little chance of surviving. She had to undergo chemotherapy, which made her vomit regularly and made her hair fall out. Gardner would care for her mother all day and take care of her siblings, as well. Her only relief was the two hours when she would head out and run on the tracks. She started winning medals at the championships she participated in and this was when her Olympic dream took shape.
Take a Bow
Even if Gardner does not win in the 200m event, she can definitely be proud of herself. She has won in life by helping her mother beat cancer and by being a good role model for her siblings and young athletes everywhere. When Gardner was a baby, Monica had predicted that one day her baby girl was going to ‘touch the world.’ She has.