Chaunté Lowe is an athlete competing in track and field at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA.

Chaunté Lowe qualified for her third Olympic team when she won the 2012 Olympic Trials with a clearance of 2.01m/6-7. After finishing sixth in Beijing, Lowe set three personal bests in 2010, including an American-record 2.05m/6-8¼ in the high jump.

After her record-setting turn in 2010, Lowe missed most of the 2011 season after giving birth to her second daughter, Aurora, on April 20. She attempted to comeback and qualify for the U.S. team headed to Daegu for the World Championships but only finished ninth at the USA Outdoor Championships with a jump of 1.78m/5-10.

At a small meet in Cottbus, Germany, Lowe set three personal records. When all was said and done, Lowe had cleared 6-8¼, breaking the 22-year-old American record in the event. Less than one month later, Lowe broke her own record in winning the 2010 USA Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 6-8¾.

Chaunté Howard represented the United States at the Olympics for the second time in her career in 2008 in Beijing, where she finished sixth. After competing in Athens, Howard had an eventful few years when she won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships, got married, gave birth to a daughter and graduated from Georgia Tech.

At the 2008 Olympic Trials, Howard cleared all but her opening height of 1.84m/6-0½  on first attempts, ultimately winning her second U.S. title with a height of 1.97m/6-5½ to make her second Olympic Team.

On August 21, 2006 Howard married triple-jumper Mario Lowe. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Jasmine, on July 30, 2007. Howard said she gained 15 to 20 pounds during the pregnancy and resumed training eight weeks after she gave birth. At the Trials, Howard said the comeback has been difficult, and there have been several times that she's wanted to stop. In the beginning of her comeback, she had trouble jogging, and for the first couple of months, jumping was not even an option.

Howard enjoyed a strong 2005 season that included runner-up finishes at the World, USA and NCAA Outdoor Championships. With her silver medal at the 2005 World Outdoor Championships and a clearance of 2.00m/6-6¾ Howard became the first American woman to win a world outdoor championships high jump medal since National Track & Field Hall of Famer Louise Ritter won bronze at the inaugural World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki in 1983.

Howard qualified for Athens with a jump of 6 feet, 4¾ inches to finish as the runner-up to training partner and 1996 Olympian Tisha Waller, who cleared 6 feet, 6 inches. Howard said afterwards that had learned from what Waller had gone through missing the Olympic team in 2000, and she didn't want to wait four more years for another shot to go to the Olympics. She was eliminated in the qualifying round in Athens.

Howard was the 2004 NCAA indoor and outdoor high jump champion, and a four-time ACC Champion. She was also named All-ACC in both the long jump and triple jump, and has college experience as a sprinter. She ran on Georgia Tech's 4x200m relay team that set a school record of 1 minute, 34.98 seconds at the 2003 Penn Relays.

When she was 4, Howard remembers watching the Seoul Olympics on TV. She asked her mother, Beatrice Jackson, "Mommy, how do you get on the Olympic team?" Since then, Howard says she never let that dream go. When Howard first started track and field in high school, she was asked to be a sprinter. But on her first day of high jumping, Howard cleared 5 feet.

A California native, Howard was somewhat homesick when she first moved across the country to attend Georgia Tech. She graduated in May with a degree in economics and finance.


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Age: 33 years old
Birthday: January 12, 1984
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Full Name / Real Name: Chaunté Howard
Birthplace: Templeton, CA
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Current Residence: Decatur, GA

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