Quanesha Burks is going for the gold at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics!

"Trust yourself, trust God and trust the process."

She started out competing against the boys in field day races at school in Hartselle, then she earned a spot on the University of Alabama Track & Field team. Now, she’s headed to Tokyo.

Quanesha Burks is going for the gold in the Women’s Long Jump at the 2021 Olympic Games. Before she travels across the world, Payton sat down to talk with the young athlete.

Quanesha is competing in the Women’s Long Jump on Saturday, July 31st. If she qualifies, she will move on to compete in the medal event on August 2nd.

We wish Quanesha and all those representing team USA the absolute best!