Melissa González, a Colombian athlete who specializes in the 400-meter hurdles, is a captivating and passionate competitor. She is also best known for her physical fitness. She caught the attention of the world after she qualified for the Olympics semifinal of 400 m hurdles where she is representing her country Columbia.
Melissa was born on June 24, 1994, in the city of El Paso, Texas, United States. She was raised by her parents Hector and Temple Gonzalez in Colombia. Talking about her siblings then she has three siblings Samantha, Christian, and Lily and she is very close to them. She received her education at the University of Texas at Austin, she competed in collegiate track and field for her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin.
Melissa González Career
Melissa González is a track athlete. It should be noted that she is a specialist in the 400-meter hurdles. She also competed as a collegiate track and field athlete for the University of Texas in Austin. Melissa, it turns out, had already been named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team in 2015. Aside from that, she was a member of the first and second teams in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay, respectively. Besides, Gonzalez earned the Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2015. In the 2015-16 season, she had finished third in the Big 12 Championships finals, which she repeated. In the academic year 2014-15 Melissa is a student at the University of Texas In the 400m hurdles, he finished 13th with a personal best time of 57.78 seconds at the NCAA Championships.
Rise to Fame
At the NCAA Championships, she was part of a 4x400m relay team that finished eighth. At the UTSA Challenge Invitational, she won the 400m hurdles. She was a member of the 3rd place 4x400m relay team at the UTSA Challenge Invitational. At the Longhorn Invitational, she finished second in the 400m hurdles. At the Big 12 Championships, she finished second in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 57.94. Gonzalez, on the other hand, won the gold medal at the South American Championships in 2019 and has since retired. In addition, she had received a silver medal in 2018. Melissa will be representing Colombia at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Her event will be the 400m hurdles, which she will compete in. As a result of her qualifying performance, she will represent Colombia at the Summer Olympics in 2021.
Melissa has been a Twitter user since 2017, and she now has 230 followers and 72 followings on the platform. She is not very active on social media because she prefers to spend her time focusing on better herself in her professional field.
Melissa González Biography
|Real Name||Melissa Gonzalez Creamer|
|Birth Date||June 24, 1994|
|Age (as of 2021)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||El Paso, Texas, USA|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 54 kg – in Pounds – 119 lbs|
|Sister||Two (Samantha & Lily Gonzalez)|
|Brother||One (Christian Gonzalez)|
|School||Creekview High School|
|College||University of Texas, Austin|
|Who is her husband?||David Blough|
Melissa González is the wife of David Blough. Gonzalez and Blough tied the knot in March of 2019. Interestingly enough, David Blough and his wife have known each other since they were in high school together. Since then, the two have been seeing each other. Melissa and David attended Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, where they both graduated. To be clear, both were born in the state of Texas. Gonzalez and Blough have not yet given birth to any children.
David is a professional football player who represents the United Kingdom. He is a quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Later on, the Browns traded him to the Lions in exchange for a draught pick. On November 27, 2019, he made his professional football debut against the Chicago Bears. Blough has also competed in collegiate football with the Purdue Boilermakers football team, which is a member of the NCAA.
Melissa González Net worth
Melissa has a total net worth of 1.6 million dollars, which she has amassed entirely through her lifelong love and job as a professional athlete. She is a goal-oriented and energetic individual who draws inspiration from nature and her work. She makes all effort she can to improve herself on a day-to-day basis.
- During the 2019 South American Championships, Melissa won a gold medal and set a new national record in the process, breaking a previous mark that had stood for 25 years.
- During the 2018 South American Games, she won a silver medal, and she also won two medals at the 2017 South American Championships.
- Melissas personal best time in the event is 55.32 seconds, which she set in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2012.
- Melissa competed on the club track for Irving Elite TC under the direction of coach Stephani Perkins, and as a junior, she won the 400m hurdles in the AAU National Championships.
- She finished third in the final of the 400m hurdles at the Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, clocking a time of 59.38 seconds.
- Melissa finished first in the 600m at the Husker Invitational with a personal best time of 1:33.78, setting a new personal best.