Long Jumper Darya Klishina
Russian long jumper Darya Klishina started off as a volleyball player when she was just eight years old. When she was in junior high school, she decided to leave volleyball and transition into track and field, preferring the long jump over everything else. The fact that her father was a long jumper in his hay day might’ve had something to do with her decision.
Although Russia was banned from competing in the 2016 Olympics, Darya received special permission through the IAAF. She placed ninth in the overall rankings by jumping 6.63 meters. Today, the Russian jumper no longer participates in international events, but with personal assets valued at $3 million, she definitely doesn’t need to jump another meter in her life.