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Brittany Borman
Brittany Borman United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Height: 5'11" / 1.80m
  • Weight: 172 lbs / 78.0 kg
  • Born: 7/1/1989
  • Career Highlights: College athlete Borman was the shock winner of the javelin at the U.S. trials and will head to London as the top-performing American woman of the season in the discipline. A multi-talented athlete, Borman competed in the shot put, javelin, discus, long jump, 100-meter hurdles, triple jump and high jump in high school before concentrating on the javelin and discus in college at the University of Oklahoma. Having picked up gold medals in both disciplines at the 2010 NCAA championships, Borman cemented her reputation as the leading young javelin thrower in America with further NCAA golds in 2011 and 2012 - along with being named an All-American four straight times. An outsider for qualification going into the 2012 trials, she threw a personal-best 2.08 meters in the final round to achieve the Olympic "A" standard and win the competition outright to confirm her place in London. Fellow American qualifiers Kara Patterson and Rachel Yurkovich have greater international experience, but all three may struggle to compete with South Africa's Sunette Viljoen and Czech athlete Barbora Spotakova, the javelin athletes that are favorites to battle it out for gold.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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