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Brianna Rollins | American Track And Field Athlete, Age, Star Sign, Stats, Biography, Career, Early Life, Facts

QUICK FACTS

IntroAmerican track and field athlete
IsRunner, Athlete, Sprinter
FromUnited States of America
TypeSports
GenderFemale
Birth18 August 1991, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, U.S.A.
Age28 years
Star SignLeo
StatsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 61 kg

BIOGRAPHY

Brianna Rollins (born August 18, 1991) is an American track and field athlete, who specializes in the 100 metres hurdles. Her time of 12.26 is tied as the fourth-fastest run in history. She is the 2013 World champion and the 2016 Olympic champion in the 100 meter hurdles.

PERSONAL LIFE

Rollins was born in Miami, Florida, daughter of Temperance Rollins. She is the eldest of seven siblings and the only female. She is a 2009 graduate of Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Rollins competed for Clemson University and graduated in 2013, majoring in travel and tourism. At Clemson, Rollins was a three-time NCAA champion: winning the 60 metres hurdles in 2011 and 2013 and the 100 metres hurdles in 2013. She turned professional following the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she broke the NCAA record in the 100 m hurdles with a time of 12.39.

CAREER

Rollins competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, but did not make the Olympic team, finishing sixth in the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.94. The following month, at the 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships, Rollins won gold in the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.60 (+4.5).

At the 2013 USA Track and Field Championships, Rollins won the 100 metres hurdles in an American record time of 12.26, bettering Gail Devers’s previous record of 12.33 set in 2000. At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Rollins won the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.44, beating Olympic and reigning world champion Sally Pearson (12.50). In the final, Rollins had the slowest reaction time in the field (0.263), but was able to run down the field and win gold. For her performances in 2013, she was presented the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athlete of the Year Award.

At the 2014 IAAF Diamond League, which consists of fourteen meetings from May to September, Rollins won one 100 metres hurdles race in Rome with a time of 12.53. At the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships, Rollins placed 5th in the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.81.

At the 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Rollins won the 60 metres hurdles in 7.76 seconds. She finished second at 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in 60 m hurdles.

Brianna Rollins won in the 100 hurdles in a time of 12.34 at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) ahead of Team USA teammates Kristi Castlin and Nia Ali to qualify to represent United States at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Not only did she win a gold medal, but her teammates placed second and third, making it the first time in history that one country gained all medals in this discipline at the Olympic Games, and the first time American women achieved such a sweep in any Olympic event.

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