WUKY SportsPage Episode 31: Former Olympian Passion Richardson

Nov 12, 2020

Passion Richardson is an Olympic medalist, a four-time All-American at the University of Kentucky, and a member of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame.  She was also the silver medalist in the 60-meter dash at the 1997 USA Indoor Championships, and won medals at the World University games and Pan American games that same year. She set several records at UK, and was SEC bronze medalist at 100 meters in 1997.  She later served as an assistant coach for UK track and field and is currently an academic counselor for UK Athletics. In this interview, she talks about how she got started in track and field, her experiences in international competition, the fight to keep the medal she won in the 2000 Olympics, and more, including an adventure that could be described as her own personal version of the Monaco Grand Prix. 

Passion Richardson
Credit UK Athletics

Passion Richardson
Credit UK Athletics

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