„When your father gives you the name Queen, he expects you to become great at everything you do. It’s certainly a challenge to live with such a name“
This is how the American hurdler, Queen Harrison talks about the somewhat burden of her name – who was the only person to become both American University Champion at 100 metres and equally 400- metre hurdles in the same year in 2010. Prior to this, as the youngest member of the USA team, she participated at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Today, however, she is primarily mentioned as one of the world’s best sprinters in the 100-metre hurdles. At a time of 12.46 seconds, she becomes second on this year’s global table, and at 12.43 seconds she is ranked 14th of all time.
Queen Harrison was born on 10 September 1988 as one of 23 children and her father (9 children with her mother) is considered as her biggest fan. Going by the names of his other daughters, it is a clear testimony the type of fan he is to his children: Graceful, Empress and Princess while he gave one of his sons the name – God Goldin Zig Zag Zig Allah.
Despite the name, Queen is still a Queen without a crown. Specifically, she has not achieved medals from any major competition. Until now, her best result has been fifth place at the World Championships in Moscow in 2013.