Laulauga Tausaga is a discus thrower and had a personal best throw of 69.49 to win the first-ever gold medal in women’s discus throw for an American at the World Athletic Championships. She started throwing shot put in high school. She said about the throw that made her the first American woman to win a world gold medal in discus. She said,
“I just screamed. I was like, I don’t know how to contain this emotion. I had such a rough beginning to my season and, you know, I didn’t think I was gonna be able to come out of it, I’m just proud, very, very proud.”
Laulauga Tausaga Net Worth
Laulauga Tausaga has an estimated net worth is estimated to be $1 million – $3 million, as in 2023. She won discus at 2017 Pan American U20 Athletics Championships.
Laulauga Tausaga Profile Summary
|Full Name||Laulauga Tausaga|
|Age||25 years old (in 2023)|
|Birthday||22 May 1998|
Spring Valley, San Diego
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.67 m)|
|Weight (approx.)||70 Kg|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Net Worth||$2 m (USD)|
Where Is Laulauga Tausaga From?
Laulauga Tausaga was born on May 22, 1998 in Oahu. She is 25 years old, as of 2023. At the age of 7, she moved to San Diego and then picked Iowa for college because, she said, it was “time for me to get, you know, locked in in a snowstorm.”
Laulauga Tausaga Ethnicity
Laulauga Tausaga is part of Samoan and she is indigenous Polynesian. She is a Hawaii native. She dedicated the gold medal to her mother who encouraged her to participate in athletics.
“I just wanted to stay home and be a bookworm. She was like ‘No. … You are getting very strong, so we might as well go do something.”