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Unlocking the championship spirit: Raven Saunders speaks at TEDxCharleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Olympic champion and Lowcountry native, Raven Saunders shared a powerful message at Wednesday’s TEDxCharleston event. Saunders, who took home the silver medal in shotput at the 2021 Tokyo games, used her TEDx talk to discuss the importance of mental health and how each person can unlock their “championship spirit.” She opened with […]
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Raven Saunders is Standing Up for the Disregarded

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. At the Tokyo Olympics, shot-putter Raven Saunders wore a Hulk mask and her hair colored purple and green. She danced. She joked around. She also won a silver medal. Her experience in Tokyo marked a turning point, she says: “It was finally a time where I felt comfortable being myself, being open to myself, and really getting a chance to show the world who I was as a person.”
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Olympic Medalist Raven Saunders will serve as grand marshal for Emancipation Parade

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston native and 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist Raven Saunders will lead Charleston’s annual Emancipation Parade. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg made the announcement Thursday. “She’s an extraordinary American athlete, a hometown hero right here in Charleston,” Tecklenburg said. “She competed at the high school and college national...
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Olympic Silver Medalist Raven Saunders Announced as Grand Marshal for the Emancipation Proclamation Parade

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg today announced that 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist Raven Saunders will be the Grand Marshal for the 156th Annual Emancipation Proclamation Parade in Charleston set for Saturday, January 1, 2022. The Charleston native and Burke High School graduate achieved international acclaim at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo,...
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The Post and Courier

No penalties for Charleston's Raven Saunders in Olympic inquiry

The International Olympic Committee has apparently concluded its inquiry into Raven Saunders' gesture from the medal podium at the Tokyo Olympics, with no penalties for the Charleston native. Saunders, a graduate of Burke High School who won the silver medal in women's shot put at the Olympics in August, confirmed...
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The Post and Courier

Understand SC: The Olympic journey of Charleston native Raven Saunders

Olympic shot putter and Charleston native Raven Saunders captured the world’s attention from the medal podium this year in Tokyo. The Burke High School graduate had just won the silver medal in her second Olympics at age 25. From the podium, Saunders made a gesture of support that resonated for...
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