Find out all about the Olympic 2020 Finalist, Anna Cockrell’s wiki, parents, age, family, relationship status, education, career, and more.
Anna Cockrell was heading in the finals with an impressive score in the semi-final of 54.17 seconds. Being behind to only Femke Bol, who went on to win the bronze medal in the final.
However, her final did not go as she expected, as the 23-year-old was disqualified for breaking Olympics 2020 rule. So, now those who follow the Olympics have many questions like Who Anna Cockrell is? Why was Cockrell disqualified? How successful her career is? and soon.
We hope this article helps you clear your queries.
Anna Cockrell Wiki-Bio, Parents And Career
Cockrell was born on 28th August 1997 in San Ramon, California. Her nationality is American. And her zodiac sign is Virgo. By profession, the 23-year-old is an American track and field athlete competing in hurdling and sprinting. Anna’s height is 5 feet3 inches and weighs 55kg.
Anna’s father’s name is Keith Cockrell and her mother’s name is Serena Cockrell. It seems like she is not the only athlete in her family as her parents are also an athlete. Her father was a football player at Columbia University and her mother was a prep gymnast and track athlete.
In addition to this, her sibling her also into sports – her older brother, Ross, is a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and her older sister, Ciera, played volleyball at Davidson College.
Speaking about her educational background, the athlete went to Providence Day School for her school education and later attended the University of Southern California for college education. And graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from the Annenberg School and a minor in political science. There is a post in which shares her graduation experience check it if you like.
Talking about the 23 years old athlete’s career, she won the silver medal in the women’s 400 meters hurdles event and the gold medal in the women’s 4×400 meters relay event in the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru.
In addition to winning the gold medal in the women’s 400 meters hurdles event, with a personal best of 55.20s, at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland..
Cockrell Disqualified From The Olympics Women’s 400m Hurdles Final
The hurdles runner was disqualified from the final of the Tokyo Olympics. While she didn’t seem to make any violations during the race and announcers not explaining why she was disqualified leading many to wonder what exactly happened.
Later on, the reason was unveiled for Cockrell’s disqualification, she committed a violation by running into the wrong lane. Furthermore, in the athlete’s Instagram post she expressed her disappointment because of her disqualification as she stated:
“Obviously this wasn’t the result I was hoping for. Though I’m disappointed, my head remains high. I know I made my family, my city, and the 2019 version of me that had stopped believing in happiness proud.”
The 23 years old Sprinter added:
“I told y’all after 2019 NCAAs that I’d be back. Saying the same thing now. STILL fighting.”
However, in the post, she also expressed that she is grateful that she was an Olympic finalist and how her family and friends support her.
Moreover, the official race listings on the Tokyo Olympics website said that the runner broke Technical Rule 17.3.1 which refers to a lane infringement that states that “each athlete shall keep within their allocated lane from start to finish.”
Who is Anna Cockrell Boyfriend?
Many sites claim that Anna Cockrell is dating. However, the truth is Cockrell is in a relationship with a guy named Parker Sims. Parker Sims is a former student-athlete. Sims celebrates his birthday on January 18 every year. He is currently 25-year-old and lives in California.
Parker Sims, CSCS, is currently the assistant coach of the men’s basketball team. Moreover, they usually don’t share many photos together like others but they celebrated two years of their relationship in July 2021. The couple has not disclosed anything more about their relationship. However seeing that there are no rumors regarding their splitting, their bond seems strong.