Who is Maggie Malone's boyfriend? US javelin star set for Olympic glory is dating fellow player
Geneva native Maggie Malone gets closer to the gold medal with a strong opening round in the women's javelin at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Malone qualified on Tuesday, August 3, where she received an overall second place. Now fans want to know more about Malone and her personal life.
Malone's second launch moved 63.07 meters (about 207 feet), which placed her second overall after her Tuesday, August 3, qualifying matching in Tokyo. She was the only American to advance to the finals and entered the Olympics ranked 12th in the world. Tuesday's performance continued a big summer for Malone. She set a US Track and Field Trials record with a throw of 208 feet, 4 inches in June 2021. She popped for an American-record mark of 221-1 at the American JavFest a couple of weeks later in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Who is Maggie Malone's boyfriend?
Born on December 30, 1993, Maggie Malone holds a personal record of 66.82 meters (219 feet, 3 inches) for the event, set in 2021, a national record. She was the 2016 American national and collegiate record holder and NCAA Division 1 champion. Malone's parents, Danny Malone and Nancy Kindig-Malone took her from College Station, Texas, where she was born to Geneva, Nebraska. Maggie went to Fillmore Central High School where her parents are working as teachers and coaches. Her mother was All-American collegiately for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and she followed her mother's example and was recruited to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Nancy Kindig-Malone qualified for the 1970 US Olympics. She won Big Eight heptathlon and pentathlon titles at Nebraska, becoming an All-American and helping the Huskers win their first indoor national championship in 1982.
Malone was a three-sport player at Fillmore Central, and her name is still all over the school’s record books in basketball, volleyball and track and field. As javelin isn’t a part of high school track and field in Nebraska, it was never a consideration for Malone at that age. But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t training for it. “I can look back and see my little house in Geneva, and my dad standing in our side lot where we’d play catch for hours, just back and forth, back and forth,” Malone said. “Even that was javelin training, and I’m so thankful I got to do every sport, because all those skills culminate for javelin, too.” Malone, who competed at Nebraska and later Texas A&M, is all set for her second Olympics appearance. She placed 25th in Rio in 2016 with a throw of 56.47 meters (185-3).
Malone is currently dating Texas A&M graduate Sam Hardin, "a great javelin thrower and coach." During one of the interviews, Malone talked about her 2016 injuries and mental health issues that she faced, she said, “I would always still train and work out, but I wasn’t fully in,” Malone said. “That’s the one thing I’ve figured out with anything in life, is that you have to be fully bought-in in order to be successful. After 2018, I sat down with my boyfriend, Sam Hardin, who is a great javelin thrower and coach, and he said, ‘Maggie, you’re not done with this sport. I know you have more.’” Last year she posted a picture with Hardin and wrote, "Much needed weekend vacay by the water. I’m trying to find more #balance with my javelin training. Seeking out places that give me joy and LIFE! I’ve learned the hard way it can’t be all in one. I’ll lose my mind. So this weekend, it’s the beach. I’ve always felt God’s presence near water. He seems to meet me here and not only reveal things to me, but simultaneously heal my soul from this world. Grateful for His immeasurable love and grace He provides me daily, as well as the family I get to play with this weekend. #30agetaway"