Ivorian sprint queen Marie-Josée Ta Lou ties the knot

Ivorian sprint queen Marie-Josée Ta Lou has tied the knot with her US-based Trinidadian fiancé J Smith in a traditional African wedding.

Ta Lou broke the news on her Instagram, confirming that she got married on November 16.

She was quoted on her social media Instagram account as saying…….”I have many different reasons why I have to be thankful this year. Here is one of those. My love @trininafrica_javy came a long way with his family to pay my bride price in front of all of mine. November 16th will be a memorable date for me,” she wrote.

Ta Lou who holds a life-time best 10.72 over 100 metres and is a two times 200 metres African Champion first gave a glimpse of what to expect with her mixed-cultural union when she shared Afro-Caribbean pictures of her pre-wedding shoot.

The fastest African in history woman who holds two world Championship silver medals over 100 meters in (2017 and 2019) is one of the finest sprinters in the world and will be aiming to have a historic outing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games where she will aim to get her first gold in the sprint double.


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