Brittney Reese

Track and Field

Name: Brittney Reese
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Long Jump
Height: 5-8
Weight: 136
DOB: 9/9/1986
Birthplace: Inglewood, Calif.
Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.
High School: Gulfport High School (Gulfport, Miss.) '04
College: University of Mississippi ‘08, English
Coach(es): Joe Walker
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016); two-time Olympic medalist (gold, silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 5th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – gold
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015; Indoor – 2010, 2012, 2016
  • Medals: 6 (6 golds)
  • Gold – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Personal: Daughter of David Reese and Carla Young...Has two sisters, Brandy and Kimyata...Has one son, Alex...Serves as a high jumping coach at Mesa Community College…Hobbies include shopping and playing video games...For Thanksgiving Day in 2011, purchased 100 turkeys to support the local homeless population in her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi...Only Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Marion Jones have jumped farther in American history in the long jump.

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