Who is Brittany Brown? Everything about the American sprinter who beat Shericka Jackson to win the 200m title at Oslo Diamond League 2024

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Brittany Brown won the 200m at the 2024 Oslo Diamond League. PHOTO: Getty Images

Brittany Brown is a track and field athlete from the USA who specializes in sprint events. She made headlines after finishing with the quickest time in the 200m at the 2024 Oslo Diamond League despite the presence of a star-studded lineup.

At the sixth Diamond League meeting of the year, Brown registered a sensational season-best performance of 22.32s to clinch the top position in the 200m, placing ahead of Marie-Josée Ta Lou-Smith and British sensation Daryll Neita who came second and third respectively with times of 22.36s and 22.50s.

Brown also defeated Shericka Jackson, the reigning world champion and the world's second-fastest woman in 200m, who had to settle for the fifth position as the Jamaican clocked a time of 22.97s.

Here's all you need to know about the 29-year-old who has caught the limelight with her brilliant performance at the 2024 Oslo Diamond League (Oslo Bislett Games):

Brittany Brown’s hometown and family

Brittany Brown was born on April 18, 1995, in Claremont, California, to parents Wayne and Yo-Landa Brown. She has three siblings - Brandi, Brandon, and Bryan. Brittany and Brandon are twins.

Brittany Brown’s education

Brown went to Claremont High School and attended the University of Iowa.

Brittany Brown’s top achievements

Brown (R) in action during the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Brown (R) in action during the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Brittany Brown collected a silver medal in the 200m at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith won the event with a time of 21.88s, while Brown achieved a personal best time of 22.22s.

Brown represented the United States at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in the 100m after coming second in the USATF Outdoor Championships in the distance, clocking 10.90s. However, in the finals in Budapest, she fell short with a seventh-place finish after clocking 10.97s.

Brittany Brown’s 2024 season

Before her participation at the Oslo Diamond League, Brown featured at the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix in the 200m where she came third with a time of 22.35s. She had earlier opened her 2024 outdoor (individual) campaign at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational Meet where she finished second in a time of 51.21s in the 400m event.

Following a strong showing at the Oslo Diamond League meet, Brown will next challenge compatriots Sha’Carri Richardson and Gabby Thomas at the upcoming 2024 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, scheduled from June 21 to June 30, to ensure a place in the USA squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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