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Vivian Brown

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVivian Dolores•Brown (-Reed)
Used nameVivian•Brown
Born17 December 1941 in Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Died20 August 1998 in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsTSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
NOC United States


Vivian Brown was a long sprinter, specializing in the 200 metres, while running for Tennessee State and the Cleveland Recreation Department. She won two US titles, the AAU in 1962-63, and was the 1963 Pan American Games champion at 200 metres and at 4×100 metres relay (with Willye White, Marilyn White, and the non-Olympian Norma Harris). Brown also ran the 4×100 relay for the US several times in international dual meets and in 1961 helped a US team (with Willye White, Ernestine Pollards, and Wilma Rudolph) set the world record in that event during a US-USSR dual meet in Moskva. Brown later became a high school track coach.

Personal Best: 200 – 23.8 (1963).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Vivian Brown
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 8 h2 r2/3

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