Who is Grant Holloway's girlfriend? US silver medalist sprinter dating softball player
Team USA's Grant Holloway might have narrowly missed earning the gold for his country after being defeated by Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment at the men's 110-meter hurdles final in Tokyo Olympics, he did manage to bag the silver medal, finishing the race at 13.09 seconds.
After running 12.81 seconds in the semifinals at the US Trials, which was only 0.01 off the world record, Holloway came into the Tokyo Olympics as a fan favorite. "First loss of the season always sucks, but to have it at the Olympic games, it sucks a little bit more," he said after landing in the second place. "The nerves got the best of me, I got a little bit excited toward the end of the race, my form kind of broke down but with that being said I was able to get the silver. I'm happy with the silver but not satisfied." Some of the other Olympic players from the US who made headlines recently include Erica Bougard, Megan Rapinoe, Simone Biles and Gwen Berry.
He is the 2019 World Champion and indoor 60-meter hurdles world record holder. He is currently dating another athlete, Katie Chronister who is a standout softball player. Both Holloway and Chronister have made no efforts to hide their relationship and their social media pages are littered with photos of the couple. He has also spoken about her in interviews before.
Who is Katie Chronister?
Katie Chronister was born on February 22, 1998, and is based out of Gainesville, Florida. She has a twin, Jac Chronister. Although Jac was assigned female at birth, they prefer gender-neutral pronouns. Jac is a boxer and is married to Katie Brophy since June 2021.
The twins' father Chris is a laboratory manager at the University of Florida while their mother Kim is a local occupational therapist. All the family members have been supportive of Jac's LGBTQ+ status, with Katie even lauding her twin as an inspiration on social media.
Katie attended Gainesville High School, becoming the student body secretary and junior class president. She started her sports career in high school and before graduating in 2016, recorded impressive stats and was named 2016 PGF All-American, 2016 Meldon Law Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2016 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year, 2016 Gainesville Sun Softball Big School Player of the Year, among other honors.
She made her Gators debut in 2017 after committing to the University of Florida. She also made the SEC Academic Honor Roll four years in a row. Holloway and Katie became an exclusive couple on August 2, 2017, after he enrolled in the same university at the same time as his girlfriend. However, Katie ended up graduating a year ahead of Holloway.
When asked about her in an interview, Holloway gushed about Katie. “Well, she’s just absolutely just a bomb. She’s just the bomb. She’s just super-smart. One of the things where she’s just very happy with everything going on, you know. We’re the same age, but she’s just—the classes that she’s taken, the way that she’s carrying herself, the way, just everything. And she just flies through and now she’s able to graduate a year early," he said, Earn The Necklace reported.
At the moment, Katie is pursuing a master’s degree in sports management after having earned her bachelor’s degree in health and human performance last year. Katie has been extremely supportive of her boyfriend's Olympic dream, posting a picture of them together just days before the men's 110-meter hurdles final, and captioning it, "This year has been special, let’s just start with the fact that you’re in Toyko about to compete in the Olympics. Who else can say that they are spending their 4 year anniversary praying for their partner’s health and confidence going into the games. You have a knack for making the people around you feel loved, and that can’t even fully express the way you make me feel. Here’s to you, here’s to us. I love you always. P.s. we look like babies in our throwbacks."
Similarly, Holloway has been supportive of his girlfriend's sports career. He is also a romantic at heart. To commemorate their 3-years of togetherness last year, he posted a picture of them together with the caption, "These past 3 years has not been all sunshine and rainbows, but thank you for growing with me & lighting up the room with your cute ass smile. I just want to say, when I picture myself happy, it’s with you. Like you said before “I’m non-refundable” lol. Thanks for all you do. We Celebrate."