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Chad Johnson’s Daughter Cha’iel Wins Third Junior Olympics Gold

Cha'iel Johnson won the 800-meter in the AAU Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships by two seconds to take top honors.

Last week, Cha’iel Johnson, 12, daughter of Chad Johnson (the former NFL receiver known as Ochocinco), won her third consecutive gold medal at the AAU Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, winning the 800-meter by two seconds. In 2015 she won the 400-meter and in 2016 she won the 800-meter race.

She is the nation’s top-ranked 800-meter runner in her age group and her gold-medal performance was run in 2:13.72. Her previous time was 2:16.35.

Cory Mull of Milesplit.com reported that Johnson “was just 0.43 seconds away from setting a new AAU national record in the race.”

“I have a lot of heart,” Johnson told Mull in an interview. “I do my races with my heart. I just know I can win it and stuff like that. I do it for my parents, my coaches, my sisters and my brothers and my whole team.”

You can watch the full interview with Milesplit.com here.