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What Happened To Raven Saunders’ Mother: Clarissa Saunders Biography Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Clarissa Saunders
Clarissa Saunders

Who was Clarissa Saunders?

Clarissa Saunders was widely known as the mother of Olympic silver medalist Raven Saunders who has reportedly died. Clarissa died on Tuesday, two days after witnessing her daughter’s moment of glory at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Her daughter Raven shared the heartbreaking news through a Twitter post where she wrote:

“My mama was a great woman and will forever live through me. My number one guardian angel.”

“I will always and forever love you.”

How old was Clarissa Saunders?

Clarissa Saunders was believed to be weak and old.

Clarissa Saunders Death

News of Clarissa’s tragic death comes days after Raven raised shockwaves by protesting at the podium as she was awarded the silver medal at the shot put finals. Raising her arms to form an X in the air, Raven told NBC that her demonstration represented “the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet”.

Saunders’ protest followed the likes of Gwen Berry, who looked away from the American flag as the national anthem played while she was on the podium during the US Olympic Trials.

Two fencers from the US men’s epee team also protested by wearing pink masks.

However, the athlete has surely lost her biggest cheerleader.

Clarissa Saunders Cause of Death

Olympic silver medalist shot putter Raven Saunders was born to Herbert Johnson and Clarissa Saunders.

The mother of the Olympian died on Tuesday, August 3, in Orlando, Florida, reports The Post and Courier.

Clarissa was staying in the city to attend Olympic viewing parties along with the families of other US athletes. Johnson, who has also been his daughter’s long-time coach, told the newspaper:

“It’s just a terrible blow for Raven and her family.”

Clarissa’s cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Clarissa Saunders Olympics

It’s been reported that she was staying with her second daughter and Raven’s sister Tanzania in the city.

The news is still startling as just four days ago she gushed about her daughter’s Olympic journey and expressed regret at not being there to hug Raven in person. Wishing she could be there to see Raven and “grab a hug”, Clarissa had told the press after Raven’s win: “Not being there is a bummer, but we’re cheering her from here.”

She knows we’re here cheering for her, so she’ll do good.”

“She added that when Raven got back to Charleston, she would “hug her for a while!”

Clarissa Saunders Obituary

Throughout Raven’s Olympic stay in Tokyo, the family had been in touch with her constantly, cheering her on with love and support. “If you believe you can do it, you can do it,” Clarissa had said before her daughter’s glorious win. “Even if she doesn’t do it, she’s still accomplished so much.”

“I mean, whether that Gold comes back or not, she’s number one in my book.”

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