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Who is Anna Cockrell's brother? Parents, siblings, and more revealed

Joshua Rogers August 3, 2021
Athletics - Olympics: Day 8
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Anna Cockrell is into the 400m women’s hurdles final where she will take on favourites Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad. On Monday, Ross Cockrell, Anna’s brother, was seen in a video uploaded by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here’s more on Anna’s brother and parents.

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Anna Cockrell into women’s 400m hurdles final

Anna Cockrell is into the 400m women’s hurdles final after coming through her heat on Monday.

Cockrell was beaten by the Netherlands’ Femke Bol. Bol’s season best (52.37) saw her take first place in the semis.

Anna will be joined by favourites Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad in the final on Wednesday.

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Who is Anna Cockrell’s brother?

Anna Cockrell’s brother is Tampa Bay Buccaneers and NFL star Ross Cockrell.

Ahead of Monday’s training camp practice, the team, including Ross, watched Anna’s heat to cheer her on.

Ross can be seen pumping his fist when his sister crossed the finish line in 54.17 seconds in a video uploaded to social media.

“Y’all got me crying in the village dining hall,” Anna Cockrell tweeted in all caps, sharing the video.

Ross Cockrell said watching his sister in the Olympics was inspiring and motivated him in training later that day.

“To see her go out there and perform as well as she did in adverse weather and adverse situations, and then go out to practice and do my thing, I was just feeling the magic she had,” Ross Cockrell said.

“I think she passed it along to me.”

More on the Cockrell family, including Anna’s parents

Anna Cockrell was born on August 28, 1997 to Serena and Keith Cockrell as the youngest of three children.

Her father Keith played football at Columbia University, and recently received a huge promotion to become the Charlotte market president for Bank of America.

According to a feature, this essentially makes him the top banker specifically focused on Charlotte.

Keith even named his daughter Anna Cockrell, after his own mother.

As well as Ross, who plays for Bucs, Anna also has an older sister, Ciera, who played volleyball ad Davidson College.

“We were a competitive family, always playing outside and racing each other,” Ann said.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.