AWWW! Sanya Richards-Ross' NFL Husband Cheers Her On To Track GOLD!
Sunday evening, TEAM USA track star Sanya Richards-Ross ran away with the gold meal in the 400 meters at the 2012 Olympics as her NFL baller husband cheered in the stands. And it was her hubby's first time watching her compete at the Olympics! Get the deets inside.........
27-year-old Jamaican-American Sanya Richards-Ross sprinted to victory in the 400M race at the 2012 Olympics over the weekend.
The gold-medal victory was a big win for Sanya who had to settle for the bronze in 2008. And in an ironic twist, she beat out the 2008 gold-medal winner, Christine Ohuruogu, of Great Britain, who settled for the silver. The US also took home the bronze with fellow YBF chick Dee Dee Trotter finishing in third.
The sweetest part of it all? Sanya was cheered on by her husband, Aaron Ross, a two-time Super Bowl Champion cornerback who recently signed a 15 $15 million dollar deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The two have been together for 9 years and married for 2 years. And their wedding was featured on a 2012 episode of "Platinum Weddings" on We!
The baller was excused from training camp to jet to London to watch his wife compete (it was his first time seeing her run since the NFL is anything but lax on any type of absences). Aaron said,
“This was a long time coming. She executed. She stayed in the moment and finished perfectly. I was more anxious than nervous, especially the last 10 seconds of the race . . . It’s been a really good year. She was with me on my ride, all the way to the end, and I wanted to be here for her to join her ride.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars players, coaches and fans watched the race live in the team's EverBank Stadium as Sanya won the gold. By the way, Sanya is the first American woman to win gold in the 400m since 1984. And she'll also compete in the upcoming women's 200m and the relays.
Check out the YBF Chicks' victory celebration:
With their moms
Photos via AP