Olympic Medalist, 4-Time Olympian and Breast Cancer Survivor
Chaunté Lowe is the story of determination, perseverance, and strength. Not only is Lowe a mother of 3, a wife, and a business owner; she is also a professional athlete, an American Record Holder, a 4-time Olympian, a 3-Time World Championship medalist, and 12 times US National Champion.
She has been in high demand since she decided to train for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics while undergoing chemotherapy and a double mastectomy for breast cancer. Her resilience is impactful in her own life, and to those who hear her speak.
When speaking, she is true to how she performs. She is animated, entertaining, and humorous. She dances and plays to the crowd as she shares her stories of beating impossible odds, time and time again. She possesses the ability to keep the group engaged and hanging on to her every word or jump. Those who get a chance to encounter her leave inspired and motivated. Her infectious personality is electrifying. You can’t help but leave an interaction with her with a winning, “I can do ANYTHING” attitude.
Lowe realized her childhood dream of going to the Olympics at only 20-years-old, making her the first woman from Georgia Tech’s track and field team to become an Olympian. The following year, Lowe won silver at the 2005 World Championships to become the first American woman to win a world outdoor championships high jump medal since Louise Ritter won bronze at the inaugural event in Helsinki in 1983. Lowe is always a crowd favorite with impossibly defined abs, dramatic dance moves, and even the occasional backflip. Lowe graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in economics. In 2008 she represented her country again in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After returning from the 2012 Olympic Games, she started teaching trigonometry at Grayson High School in Atlanta. She most recently represented the US in her fourth Olympic Games in the summer of 2016.
Chaunté married triple jumper Mario Lowe on August 21, 2005, and gave birth to daughter Jasmine in July 2007 and Aurora in April 2011, and Mario Josiah in 2013. Lowe has broken the American Record 3 Times and is the current indoor and outdoor American record holder with 2.02m (6’-7.5”) and 2.05 (6’8.75”) meters, respectively. In addition to her Olympic Games appearances, she has represented the United States on six world championship teams.