Tamyra Mensah-Stock isn’t the kind to slack down after she’s reached the pinnacle.
Mensah-Stock is already thanking those who helped her achieve her ambition — with some aid – just a week after dominating her way to gold in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling.
According to ABC 13 in Houston, Texas, Mensah-Stock planned to spend a portion of her $287,500 Olympic prize money to buy a food truck for her mother, Shonda Wells. While her mother sold BBQ off of a pit with two wheels, Mensah-Stock promised Wells a vehicle of her own five years ago.
Then Mensah-intentions Stock’s to acquire a $30,000 truck were discovered by Cameron Davies, the owner of Cruising Kitchens, a food-truck manufacturing firm. Instead of donating a similar-priced food truck, Cruising Kitchens is giving Wells a $250,000 vehicle with “all the bells and whistles,” as Davies described it in an ABC 13-recorded Zoom conversation with the family.
Davies told Mensah-Stock, “It’s time for you to take care of her because she’s been taking care of you.”
Davies claimed he investigated Mensah-Stock fast and “fell in love with the person she (is).”
“This is something I’ve wanted for (Wells) for a long time,” Mensah-Stock remarked.
Tamyra Mensah-Stock Makes History By Winning Gold in Wrestling
Wrestlers who win gold in the Olympics are awarded $250,000 by USA Wrestling. This money is in addition to the $37,500 prize pool offered by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee for gold medalists.
The design and construction of the truck will take more than three months, but “P’lickles Famous BBQ” will be slinging food in the Houston region before long.
“Oh my God,” Wells said, “I can’t believe it.” “Thank you a lot. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
When Mensah-Stock defeated Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu 4-1 in the final, she became the first Black woman to win a gold medal in wrestling.
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