Fans and friends of a Moscow Mills woman working toward Olympic stardom continue to cheer her on as her career blooms.
DeAnna Price who placed eighth in the hammer throw competition at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, is determine to compete again in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
This summer, she has continued on the path as she continues to garner national and international exposure. Competing in the Jamaica International Invitational, she won the event with a throw of 76.27 meters which set a new word-leading mark this year. She also broke the meet record.
She later set a new American record in Idaho with a throw of 77-65. Gwen Berry then broke that mark but Price in competition held June 22 and 23 in Des Monies, Iowa, she regained it with a throw of 78-12.
Price will be competing in the Athletics Cup July 14-15 in London; competition in Canada Aug. 10-12, and in the Continental Cup in September.
In her preparations, Price has trimmed off 45 pounds which has resulted in increasing her speed and release.
Price is the daughter of Dan and Ann Price of Moscow Mills. She is a graduate of Troy Buchanan High and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where she earned her degree in accounting.