Athing Mu parents must be beaming with joy as the runner has made it to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Let’s learn more about the athlete’s parents and family background.
Athing is a 19 years old American middle-distance runner who started training when she was five years old.
Mu got selected for Olympics in the 800 meters after coming first at the US Olympic Trials held in Oregon with a running time of 01:56:07 min, which was the second fasted result in American history, the events record, and the world-leading time.
In addition to that, the runner also holds the record of the world under 20-best in the indoor 600 meters, which she achieved just at the age of 16 years.
Who Are Athing Mu Parents?
Athing Mu’s parents migrated to the United States a few decades ago from Sudan.
She is the second youngest child among the seven siblings.
Athing has not revealed the names of her parents as of yet. Her parents separated in 2003, and it seems that she is close with her mother. She posted a picture with her mother and her brother captioned as family.
Athing has an older brother Malual who also runs track and field at Penn State University.
Athing Mu Ethnicity And Nationality
Athing holds an American Nationality, but they are of South Sudanese ethnicity.
The olympian is the first child of her parents to be born in America.
Mu’s distinctive name and its pronunciation show her Sudanese heritage. Her name was mispronounced during the Olympics by the announcer because of it being different.
But Mu, like any other competent athlete, focused on her game and winning the medal and didn’t care much on that matter.
What Is Athing Mus Family Background?
Athing Mu’s family moved to the US with her siblings before she was even born.
They later came and settled in Trenton, New Jersey, where the runner has spent most of her life. Mu’s father works as a seafood processor in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, her mother is employed in a warehouse.
Athing graduated with honors from Trenton Central High School in 2020. She is currently studying at Texas A&M University, where she has broken her running records at the NCAA championship in June.
Furthermore, hundreds of people of Trenton, including the Mayor and the City Councils, came together to honor and give their best wishes to the athlete after she made it to the Olympics as the team’s one of the youngest runners.