Chaunté Lowe

Chaunté Lowe

Chaunté Lowe Bio

Lowe is an American record holder for women’s high jump (indoor and outdoor), a 4-time Olympian (she took bronze in 2008), a 3-time World Championship medalist, and 12-time US National Champion. But one of her biggest challenges came in 2019, when she was diagnosed with triple-negative invasive ductal carcinoma, a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Not only was the mother of three scared about what this meant for her health and family, but the diagnosis also threatened her goal of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Unfortunately, in April, Lowe and her entire family contracted COVID. Lingering effects took her out of qualifying competitions, including the the Olympic trials in Oregon at the end of June; she did not make Team USA and a fifth Olympic games.

She underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy to treat the disease. She was awarded the NCAA Inspiration Award in 2021 for continuing to share her story in order to raise awareness and provide hope for others.

Chaunté Lowe Bio
NameChaunté Lowe
Birth nameChaunté Howard
Date of BirthJanuary 12, 1984
Place of BirthCalifornia
CountryUnited States
OccupationHigh Jumper
Height1.76 m
Weight59 kg
EducationGeorgia Institute of Technology, John W North High School
SpouseMarried to Mario Lowe, a triple jumper.
Children1 child
SportTrack and field
Event(s)High jump, long jump
College teamGeorgia Tech
Coached byMario Lowe
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)High jump: 2.05 m (Des Moines, 2010)
High jump (indoor): 2.02 m (Albuquerque, 2012)
Olympic ExperienceFour-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 4th
London 2012 Olympic Games, 6th
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 6th
Athens 2004 Olympic Games, T-28th in qualification round
World Championship ExperienceMost recent: 2012 – gold
Years of participation: Outdoor – 2005; Indoor – 2010, 2012
Medals: 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Gold – 2012
Silver – 2005
Bronze – 2010


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