- Date of Birth:
- August 18, 1991
- 5' 5"
Brianna Rollins (born August 18, 1991 in Miami, Florida) is an American track and field athlete. She specializes in the 100 meter hurdles. Brianna attended Clemson where she was a 3-time NCAA champion. She turned professional after breaking the NCAA record in the 100 m hurdles at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Brianna first tried out for the Olympic team in 2012, but did not qualify. However, at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Brianna won the 100 m hurdles, beating Olympic and world champion Sally Pearson. Brianna qualified in the 2016 US Olympic Trials and was placed on Team USA with teammates Kristi Castlin and Nia Ali to represent the USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics. At the Olympic games in Rio, Brianna won gold in the 100 m hurdles, with her teammates placing second and third. This was the first time in history one country has gained all the medals in the 100 m hurdles at the Olympics.
Best Known For:
Brianna Rollins is best known for her record-breaking 100 m hurdle, as well as being one of the three runners from Team USA to win the 2016 100 m hurdle.
Brianna is the eldest of seven, and the only girl. She graduated from Miami Northwestern Senior High School in 2009 and went on to run for Clemson University.