As of 2021, an American track and field athlete that focuses more on the hammer named Gwen Berry has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 million. It is clear that her income mostly comes from her career as a track and field athlete.
- Full Name: Gwendolyn Denise Berry
- Common Name: Gwen berry
- Nick Name: Gwen
- Gender: Female
- Place of Birth: St. Louis Missouri, United States of America
- Birth of Date: June 29, 1989
- Age: 31 years old
- Star Sign: Taurus
- Residence: United States of America
- School: McCluer High School
- College: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
- Club: NYAC (New York Athletic Club)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Black
- Religion: Christianity
- Weight: 178 cm or 5 feet 10 inch
- Weight: 88 kg or 194 lbs
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Body: Toned
- Father: Michael Berry
- Mother: Laura Hayes
- Siblings: Davon Berry, Michael Berry, Quincy Berry
- Children: Derrick
- Hobbies: Reading, listening to music
Gwen Berry was originally a basketball player. She then started to join in track in the off season and participated in the triple jump. When she was in college, she took up throwing events for the Southern Illinois Salukis collegiate team and she was fourth in the hammer throw at the USA Junior Championships that happened in 2008.
Her skill in throwing improved a lot and she won the Missouri Valley Conference or MVC in the weight throw and shot put and reached eleventh in the former event at the NCAA Indoor Championships. In 2010, the athlete gained NCAA All-American honors in the weight throw and shot put indoors and the hammer throw outdoors.
Gwen Berry made an international debut by joining the United States team at the 2020 NACAC Under 23 Championships in Athletics. She won hammer bronze, losing to Heather Steacy and Salukis Jeneva McCall.
When she was in the last season at Southern Illinois, she reached new peaks. A shot put best of 16.99 m awarded her the MVC outdoor title and then she placed 12th at the 2011 Championships. She came second in the weight throw in Bloomington, Indiana, only behind Amber Campbell. She was actually the favorite for the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships, but she was underperformed and ranked 10.
In the outdoor season, Gwen Beery threw a personal record to win the hammer at the Drake Relays. The result of 70.52 m puts her in the world’s top 25 athletes for the year. Her success did not continue at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships as she failed to reach the final even though her status was the third best thrower of the country, behind Jessica Cosby and Amber Campbell.
After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Gwen Berry focused on weight throw in the indoor season and hammer throw in the outdoor season. In 2011, she came sixth at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. In the next season, she ranked third in the weight throw at indoor version of the competition. In April, a new hammer best of 71.95 m came and she joined the 2012 United States Olympic Trials as the number two ranked American woman behind Jessica Cosby. Unfortunately, she did not perform at her best and ranked seventh. Even though she failed, New York Athletic Club approached her and encouraged her to join their team and remain in sport.
Gwen Berry won her first national title at the 2013 USA Indoors by launching the weight throw 24.70 m. She managed to win against Amber Campbell and Jeneva McCall. This woman got a best of 73.81 m for the hammer that year. Unfortunately, her result at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships was bad, placing her ninth.
The weight throw national title of Gwen Berry still belonged to her after she defended it in 2014. 2014 was the year when she performed in the international professional circuit. At the time, she ranked 8 on the 2014 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge. She then participated in the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and came 7th. After the competition, she was chosen for the Pan American Sports Festival. She won gold medal in a best of the season of 72.04 m, beating the three time world winner named Yipsi Moreno from Cuba, the one who inspires Gwen Berry most. She ranked in 17 of the work ranking and she was happy with that.
Gwen Berry skipped the indoor season of 2015 and then she joined on the circuit and ranked 10th in the 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge final standings. She lost only to Amanda Bingson. At the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the athlete managed to clear 70 meters for the first time in national level. Even though she was excellent, the other ones like Campbell, DeAnna Price and Bingson were also spectacular and Gwen Berry had to accept her position in the fifth place.
The beginning of 2016 was good time for Gwen Berry as she was dominant in the weight throw and she ranked one globally for that season. At the Olympic Trials of the same year, she placed second in hammer behind Amber Campbell and ahead of DeAnna Price.
- Shot put: 16.99 m (2011) Cedar Falls (USA)
- Hammer throw: 77.78 m (2018)
- Shot put: 16.30 m (2010) Charleston (USA)
- Weight throw: 25.60 m (2017) Albuquerque (USA)
|2010||NACAC U23 Championships||Miramar, United States||3rd||Hammer throw||62.55 m|
|2014||Pan American Sports Festival||Mexico City, Mexico||1st||Hammer throw||72.04 m|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||14th (q)||Hammer throw||69.90 m|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||14th (q)||Hammer throw||69.12 m|
|2019||Pan American Games||Lima, Peru||1st||Hammer throw||74.62 m|
|World Championships||Doha, Qatar||10th (q)||Hammer throw||71.72 m|
- USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
- Weight throw: 2013, 2014, 2016
- USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
- Hammer throw: 2017
- USA Indoor Track and Field Championships