Brigetta Barrett

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Brigetta Barrett
Brigetta Barrett - 2012 Olympics.jpg
Barrett in 2012.
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1990-12-24) December 24, 1990 (age 23)
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 140 pounds (64 kg)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High Jump

Brigetta Barrett (born in Westchester, New York on December 24, 1990) is a high jumper from the United States. Her biggest success is winning the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Early career[edit]

In 2011 Barrett won the national Championships and World University Games in Shenzen, China, jumping 1.96m, a personal best. In 2011, she also participated in the Athletics World Championships in Daegu, South Korea where she qualified for the finals.

2012[edit]

During the indoors season Barrett achieved 1.97m in January. She qualified at the US Olympic trials by clearing 2.01m only surpassed by Chaunté Lowe. At the Olympic Games in London however she jumped higher than Lowe and became silver medalist, by jumping 2.03m, a new personal best.

2013[edit]

Barrett earned 2013 World Outdoor silver medalist (2.00m/6-6.75). Barrett won 2013 NCAA Indoor Championship - indoor (1.95m/6-4.75). Barrett won 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championship (1.95m/6-4.75). Barrett is a finalist for the 2013 The Bowerman award.

Personal[edit]

Barrett graduated from Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas (2009). Her high jump results earned her a scholarship at the University of Arizona[1] where she graduated cum laude in May 2013, earning a bachelor's degree in theater arts.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 10th High jump 1.93 m
Universiade Shenzhen, China 1st High jump 1.96 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 2nd High jump 2.03 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd High jump 2.00 m

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