Teahna Daniels is an American athlete competing in sprinting events. She led off the American 4 × 100 meters relay team at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics and 2015 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships to win gold medals and also won an individual 100 m bronze medal at the Pan American Junior Championships.
Collegiately, she ran track for the Texas Longhorns and placed third in the 100 m at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships and was a 100 m and 200 m finalist at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships. She won the 100 m title at the 2019 NACAC U18 and U23 Championships in Athletics in July.
She made her first national podium at the 2018 USA Track & Field Indoor Championships, taking third place in the 60-meter dash. She won her first national title at the 2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a victory in the 100 m.
Medal record: Women’s athletics
Silver medal – second place 2020 Tokyo 4×100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Doha 4×100 m relay
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Eugene 4×100 m relay
Pan American Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Edmonton 4×100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Edmonton 100 m
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up with Teahna Daniels, an Olympic Silver medalist 2020 Tokyo in 4×100 m relay here she talks about her workout, diet, hair care, skincare routine and her success story.
You were born in Orlando, Florida, United States. You must have been into athletics early in your life. You had a first national podium at the 2018 USA Track & Field Indoor Championships, taking third place in the 60-meter dash. You later won your first national title at the 2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 100 m. This later propelled your career to the height where you have been at the top of the world as an athlete competing in sprinting events. Tell us more about your professional journey of exceptionally hard work, tenacity, and endurance?
I have been running track since I was eight years old so I am well-seasoned with the sport and everything that may come with it. My transition to becoming a professionaltrack athlete was, in a way, destined to happen. Throughout high school and college I was surrounded by Olympians. They all were aware of my talent and knew that I couldpossibly go far in the profession. It took me a while to truly believe this myself, but when I changed my mindset, my life changed. I was more confident in my talents and myself asa person. I began performing better on the track. I ventured out of my sport and developed a community within the yoga world. I am truly a believer of mind over matter; your circumstances do not determine your fate.
You have been a 2016 NCAA Division 1 60 m Champion, 10-time NCAA All-American, and 7-time Big 12 individual event champion as a student-athlete at the University of Texas atAustin. Tell us how you were drawn to this sport of athletics competing in sprinting events and your meteoric rise in the 100m event?
As stated before, I began running on a competitive level at the age of eight. My mom wanted me to join the local track and field team in Orlando and I have been running since then. The reason behind the drive that I have to keep going is my love for competing and being the best version of myself. In track and field I am able to do both of those things.
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