Brittney Reese

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Gulfport, USA

  • Birthdate:

    September 9, 1986

  • Event:

    Long jump

  • Personal Best:

    Outdoor: 7.25 meters

    Indoor: 7.23 meters

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom LJ Spikes

  • Residence:

    San Diego, USA

Transformative Moment

Breaking the American women’s long-jump record while winning gold at the 2012 Summer Games.

Brittney Says

My nickname is...

Da Beast.

My personal mantra is...

Believe. I have it tattooed on my wrist.

I’m inspired by...

my mom, Carla Young, who helped me to get where I am today.

My first sport was...

basketball. I was a shooting guard.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I would have my own fashion brand.

On my day off...

I volunteer at my local community center and shelter.

I support...

the Brittney Reese Allied Sport Scholarship and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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