Brianna Rollins, USA Track & Field
Here is one of the eight athletes you probably don’t know who haven’t yet shown their skills on the gigantic Olympics stage. They will. Don’t say we didn’t give you the heads-up! [See below for the others on our list.]
Rollins entered the U.S. 100-meter hurdle trials as an underdog. But it was Rollins who smashed her Oregon opponents, with a time of 12.34 seconds to establish herself as the favorite for the Rio Games. This – three years after she won the 100-meter hurdles at the world championships. Brianna will turn 25 on the day after the Olympic final contest. Happy Birthday Brianna!
Click below to see the rest of the breakout American Olympians!
1. Vashti Cunningham, track and field
2. Laurie Hernandez, gymnastics
3. Adeline Gray, wrestling
4. Crystal Dunn, soccer
5. Jackie Galloway, taekwondo
6. Ashleigh Johnson, water polo
7. Abbey Weitzell, swimming
8. Brianna Rollins, track and field