Shonda Wells’ — mother of Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock — ultimate dream may have been delayed, but it surely wasn’t denied. After having to hold off on running her BBQ establishment due to a lack of resources, the longtime chef has officially received her food truck, USA TODAY Sports reports.
May 27, 2022
Tamyra Mensah-Stock walked away from the Olympics with gold. Now, she’s using her heart of gold to give back to the woman that made it all possible — her mother. The 28-year-old athlete made history during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when she became the first Black woman to win a gold medal in wrestling. After defeating Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu in the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling, Mensah-Stock secured a spot in the history books by becoming the first Black American woman to win a gold medal in wrestling. She is the second American woman to walk away with the title. “These young women are going to see themselves in a number of ways and they’re going to look up there and go, I can do that,” she said following the historic win. “I can see myself.” Not only is she encouraging others with her winning spirit, but she’s also giving back to her mother, the woman that is the blueprint. After losing her father in a tragic car accident following one of her wrestling matches,...
Aug 23, 2021