Meet The Caribbean-American Olympian To Be Celebrated In Queens, NY

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Natasha Hastings who was born to Caribbean immigrant parents in the United States reacts after winning gold in the Women's 4 x 400 meter Relay on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Natasha Hastings who was born to Caribbean immigrant parents in the United States reacts after winning gold in the Women’s 4 x 400 meter Relay on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Mon. Sept. 12, 2016: A NY-born, Caribbean-American Olympian who represented the US at Rio 2016 is among those who will be officially celebrated today, Sept. 12 2016, by the Queens Borough President.

Borough President Melinda Katz will celebrate Natasha Monique Hastings and three other “Queens” Olympians at a “homecoming” ceremony at Borough Hall.

The event is set to start at noon on Monday, Sept. 12th in Kew Gardens, NY and will also celebrate Olympians Dalilah Muhammad, Deajah Stevens and Jennifer Wu.

Hastings, 30, is a two-time Olympian of Jamaican and Trinidadian descent but competed for the U.S. in track and field in Rio. Her mother, Joanne Hastings, nee Gardner was born in England and raised in Trinidad while her father, Charles Hastings, was born in Jamaica.

She is an alumnus of the A. Phillip Randolph Campus High School in New York City and the University of South Carolina.

Hastings was part of the gold winning 4×400-m women’s relay team in Rio.