As the current World Outdoor and World Indoor Champ, as well as the US Indoor and outdoor champ, Brittany Reese is focused on becoming an even better long jumper. Her competition should be very, very worried…..
” A basketball player can jump, and that is what is needed to be a good long jumper, ” noted a smiling Brittany Reese. ” In 2009, when I took the winning jump (in Berlin), I was so excited, I pulled at my singlet and was very emotional, ” noted Brittany during RBR’s conversation with her at the USA Indoor Press conference.
Reese has a weakness? And she is the best in the world in 2010? Brittany Reese understands that rankings are fleeting, and that it comes down to six jumps in a competition, and that is what counts. Reese loves to compete. She could probably dunk a basketball as I write this. One thing is certain, Brittany loves the hoops and she has transferred some of her athleticism to the long jump.
How will Brittany fare in 2011 and 2012? RBR believes that we could be looking at the defending WC becoming the Olympic Champion as well…watch Brittany this weekend at 1.15 pm on Sunday, February 27.
RBR asked Brittany what we will see her doing this spring? ” Oh some 100s and 200s, and lots of long jumping! ”
Note that ESPN will be showing the USA Indoors at 4.30 pm LIVE on Sunday, February 27. Make sure you check out Brittany, Galen, Bernard, Amber, Michael, DeeDee and many others who will be competing this weekend!