Lashinda Demus made her first Olympic team in 2004 while competing for the University of South Carolina. She won her first World Championships silver medal in 2005. The world’s top-ranked 400m hurdler in 2006, Lashinda took the 2007 season off to give birth to her twin boys, Dontay and Duaine. At the 2008 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Lashinda barely missed making her second Olympic team but bounced back to previous form by 2009, winning another World Championships silver medal. In 2011, Lashinda finally topped the podium, winning the World Championships 400m hurdles and setting an American Record in the process. She followed it up with a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, and a bronze at the 2013 World Championships.
As one of the most decorated hurdlers of all time, Lashinda has come to love many forms of fitness, especially dance, and is excited to share her expertise with the Moore Dancing community.