Sanya Richards-Ross, the Christian Olympic gold medalist who has had to publicly overcome adversity, recently announced that she plans to share some of her life in an upcoming book.
"My book will be so powerful. ... I really hope all my experiences, good and bad, will help many be their best! #Writing #Inspired," Richards-Ross, 30, wrote in the announcement on Twitter. "... Just started. ... So much on my mind and in my many journals! Time to share!!"
The track athlete has been transparent with her fans for years on both social media and her 2013 WE reality television series, "Glam and Gold." After participating in the #WeAreAllUncool online campaign where people celebrate their insecurities, Richards-Ross told "Women's Running" about God using her despite her insecurities.
"As I've gotten older I realize we all have insecurities and fears and it's normal! Instead of running from them I embrace them and move forward," the Christian athlete told "Women's Running" magazine. "I encourage myself knowing I am who I am for a reason and that God is working through me. That gives me the confidence I need to do anything!"
While she may be equipped with a great deal of confidence, that does not mean Richard-Ross is exempt from having to deal with setbacks. On Saturday, June 27, Richards-Ross, who was the gold medalist in the 400-meter event at the 2012 Olympics in London, failed to qualify for the 400-meter final at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Although she took to Instagram to admit feelings of discouragement, Richards-Ross also looked at her disappointment from a faithful perspective while preparing for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"This is not how I envisioned my 2015 but I know God is always on time," she wrote on Instagram. "I know I'll make the necessary adjustments and be ready for Rio! Thanks for all the love, it means more to me than I could express #TeamSRR #OnAMission #RoadToRio #Blessed."
After undergoing multiple surgeries due to a foot injury, the four-time Olympic gold medalist says she is powered by faith.
"When I trust in God, He comes through," Richards-Ross previously told The Christian Post. "I just think, as I've grown in my faith and grown in my trust in God, every obstacle doesn't seem insurmountable."