Charleston, South Carolina (WCBD) – The mother of Olympic silver medalist Raven Saunders has died.
Clarissa Sanders, the mother of shot put in Charleston, South Carolina, recently died while in Orlando, Florida. Her family confirmed in News 2.
Sanders attended her daughter’s watch party in Florida and participated in the Tokyo Olympics.
The family is working to bring Raven Saunders back from Japan. She tweeted earlier this week that she plans to return to the United States on Thursday.
“My mom is a wonderful woman and will live through me forever. My best guardian angel. I will love you all the time and forever,” Sanders said in a tweet on Tuesday morning.
Raven Saunders, known for wearing “incredible Hulk” masks during the tournament, won the silver medal on Sunday.
At a photo session at the medal ceremony on Sunday night, a 25-year-old woman got off the podium, lifted her arms overhead and formed an “X” on her wrists.
When asked what that meant, the gay athlete openly explained: “It’s the crossroads where all the oppressed people meet.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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