Chaunté Lowe, an alumna of the School of Economics (B.S. 2008) in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, is a four-time Olympic competitor and now she has become an Olympic bronze medalist. She was featured in “Olympic Medal, Earned; Glory, Denied; Future, Uncertain” by The New York Times.
“To watch as Chaunté Lowe took her high jumps at the Prefontaine Classic here in late May was to see a great athlete with a busted wing … If Lowe’s athletic clock is ticking down, if she competed in her final Olympics last summer in Rio de Janeiro, she can draw comfort in what happened in November … She read a news report: Three Olympians — two Russians and a Ukrainian — who had finished in front of her in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing failed retroactive doping tests. She had moved from sixth to third place. She had become an Olympic bronze medalist. It was her first medal … She sprinted, triple-jumped, hurdled and scored in the classroom, too. At Georgia Tech, she finished with a 4.0 grade-point average. Her coach there, Nat Page, became a surrogate father. When she married Mario Lowe, Page walked her down the aisle.”
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