Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Biography – Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Wiki
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn is a Puerto Rican track and field athlete who specializes in the 100 metres hurdles. On August 02, 2021, she won the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In the semi-finals, the Puerto Rican sprinter set her personal best and Olympic record of 12.26 seconds.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Camacho-Quinn crashed into the ninth hurdle during her semifinal and was eventually ranked 22nd. She spoke to Spikes by World Athletics about the experience, saying: “It honestly took me the whole semester of school [in the following year to get over the disappointment]. I didn’t want to be on campus [at the University of Kentucky]. I didn’t want to be around nobody because I’d rather that happen at a little meet than at the Olympics, I knew I had to wait four more years. I felt embarrassed, like I let the whole country down, but I also received a lot of love. Everybody was so supportive and proud of me for making it, being so young and getting out there representing Puerto Rico. I’m not going to let this race determine my future.”
She began racing hurdles in her early teens in North Charleston, SC, United States of America. Her parents competed in athletics at university, and her father introduced her to the hurdles. She also practised gymnastics but injuries while she was at middle school made her focus solely on athletics. She was later recruited by coach Edrick Floreal when she was at high school.
In 2013 she was named High School Track Female Performer of the Year by the Charleston-based The Post and Courier newspaper in the United States of America.
While competing for the University of Kentucky in 2016 she was named the Southeastern Conference [SEC] Freshman of the Year. In 2016 and 2018 she was named Southeast Region Runner of the Year by the US Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association [USTFCCCA].
Entering the Olympics, she was undefeated in the 100m hurdles in 2021 and had run the best time in the event this year as well.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Olympics
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Team Puerto Rico won the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles Final on day ten of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 02, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
The Puerto Rican sprinter defeated world record holder Kendra Harrison in thrilling women’s 100m hurdles final to become the second Puerto Rican to win an Olympic medal
The 24-year-old clocked a time of 12.37 seconds at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, followed home by the USA’s Kendra Harrison. In a tight finish for the silver medal, the world No. 2 crossed the line in 12.52, just 0.03 ahead of Jamaica’s Megan Tapper, who took home the bronze.
Camacho-Quinn did not improve on the Olympic record of 12.26 she set in the semi-finals, but she did win the first athletics gold in Puerto Rico’s history and the country’s second-ever medal. Tennis player Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first gold medal in 2016.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Age
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was born on August 21, 1996, in Ladson, South Carolina, United States.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Parents
Who are Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s parents? Her parents are María Milagros Camacho (mother) and James Quinn (father). The two-time Olympian was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where both her parents competed in track and field events at Baptist College, now called Charleston Southern University. Her mother, María Milagros Camacho, was a sprinter and a long jumper, while her father, James Quinn, similarly competed in hurdles.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Brother
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s brother, Robert Quinn, is a defensive end in the NFL having played for the St. Louis Rams. He was 2013 PFWA Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-Pro, and a team captain at the 2014 Pro Bowl.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Family
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn is the daughter of María Milagros Camacho and James Quinn. She is the sister of Chicago Bears linebacker Robert Quinn. Her brother Robert Quinn has played American football in the NFL for teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Height
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm).
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Nationality
Born in the United States of America, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn is eligible to represent Puerto Rico through her mother. Camacho-Quinn’s mother was born in Puerto Rico, which makes her eligible to compete for the island. “She wanted me to run for Puerto Rico because she never got to do it when she was younger. I wear it with pride.” As for why the American territory doesn’t compete under Team USA, that falls onto the jurisdiction of the International Olympic Committee. The IOC considers Puerto Rico a country for purposes of competition in the Olympics.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Weight Loss
After Camacho-Quinn hit a hurdle and crashed out in the semi-finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she hit the ground running in 2018. “I came back too quick,” she to Spikes. “I was really tired still so I wasn’t doing everything correctly. I gained a lot of weight and I started dealing with injuries and stuff like that. I was exhausted and tired and still upset with how everything played out.”
“I knew I needed to take time off and rest,” she said. She lost more than 10 pounds over the summer of 2018. “I lost the weight in a month or two and it wasn’t purposely done, just by taking a break and letting my body rest. I just wanted to live a regular life for the summer so I did that and it turned out for the best.”
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Net Worth
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s net worth is unclear.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Instagram
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s Instagram handle is @jcamachoquinn.