Amy Lyn Acuff (born July 14, 1975) is a track and field athlete from the United States. A high jump specialist, she competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games as a member of USA Track and Field. Her best Olympic performance came at the 2004 Games, where her jump of 1.99 m earned her fourth place in the final.
It's no fun to show up wearing the same (outfit) as the other competitors.
I'm really lucky to be here today and to get eighth-place, ... I'm one wheel short on the cart this season. It's my take off ankle, a ligament. I thought I could mentally overcome it. It's affecting my run-up and my take-off, so it's been frustrating. But it'll probably work out for me in the long run to probably have kind of a down year and come back next year. I think I would have jumped the same if it were sunny. It's just hard to run.
|Date of Birth||July 14, 1975|
|Birthplace||Port Arthur, Texas, USA|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Weight||145 lbs (65.8 kg)|
|Hair Color||Dyed Blonde|
|Occupation Category||Track and Field|