Trotter won her first individual Olympic medal in 2012 after running at the elite level for nearly a decade. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, in perhaps the most astounding story of the women’s 400, Trotter finished third in 50.88. She was running with a broken bone chip in her left leg, the result of an errant car door closing on her two months ago. Trotter has parlayed a standout high school career running the 100m and 200m into an immensely successful career at 400 meters. In 2005 she won her first USA title in the 400 with a dominant performance of 52.01 to post the fastest time at the USA Indoor Championships since Jearl Miles-Clark ran 51.97 to win in 1999. She attended two high schools: Cross Keys High School and Cedar Grove and was a four-time letter winner in track and field and basketball.
Trotter is the founder of Test Me I’m Clean, a charity that focuses on fighting the abuse of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. While at Tennessee she majored in criminal justice. Some of her hobbies include singing, dancing and watching movies. She is the daughter of Debra Holden and Tony Trotter and has two brothers, Yohan Trotter and Ian Jones. Trotter is known for wearing glitter and facepaint while competing, which she calls her “war paint.” She also is a big hit at Team USA talent shows with her renowned singing talents. Her given name is De’Hashia Trotter.
2012 Olympic 400M Bronze and 4x400m Gold Medalist
3 time Olympian, World Champion, USA Champion & 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist, University of Tennessee Record Holder