After reaching the women’s long jump final in the Tokyo Olympics, people want to know more about Tara Davis and her love life. Hunter Woodhall, Davis’ boyfriend, is a highly decorated Paralympian and the couple share a touching first meeting. Here’s more on their relationship as well as who Tara Davis’ parents are.
Tara Davis misses out on Olympic medal
Despite a strong qualification, Tara Davis was unable to secure a medal in the women’s long jump final.
Davis qualified fourth of the 12 finalists for the finals on Tuesday, 3 August but finished sixth in the event.
Four-time Team USA Olympian Brittney Reese and Nigeria’s Ese Brume closely fought for first place but Germany’s Malaika Mihambo stunned them both with a season-best final round to earn gold.
It was a tough ask for 22-year-old Tara Davis, who will now target Paris 2024 for an Olympic gold.
Who is Tara Davis’ boyfriend?
Tara Davis’ boyfriend is Paralympian star Hunter Woodhall.
Davis and Woodhall first met in 2017 at a track meet in Pocatello, Idaho.
Davis recalled the first time she laid eyes on Woodhall: “When I first saw him, I was like, ‘Oh my god! This boy is fine!’ I had to figure out who he was,” she said.
Woodhall reciprocated the sentiment, saying his first impression of Tara was she was gorgeous.
The couple have endured difficulties, though, as they live more than 500 miles apart (Tara in Texas, Hunter in Arkansas).
Despite the distance they’ve managed to make the relationship work and will soon move in together, in Arkansas.
“Hunter is my rock, my best friend and everything combined into one human being,” Tara said about her bf.
More on her bf Hunter Woodhall
Woodhall is already a two-time Paralympic medallist, winning a silver and a bronze in Rio in 2016 in the 200m and 400m sprints respectively.
The 22-year-old was born with fibular hemimelia, a rare condition that prevented his lower legs from forming.
Before his first birthday, his legs were amputated below the knee.
“They said I’d never walk, so I learned to run instead,” his Instagram bio says.
As well as his Paralympic medals, Hunter is the first double amputee to earn an NCAA Division I scholarship, competing for the University of Arkansas.
Who are Tara Davis’ parents?
Davis’ father is Ty Davis, a former Greenville Lions football player and track and field runner, who has been coaching her in Tokyo.
Her mother is Rayshon Davis, with Tara the youngest of five children.
Davis’ ethnicity is African-American.