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Benita Fitzgerald-Brown

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Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBenita P.•Fitzgerald-Brown (-Mosley)
Used nameBenita•Fitzgerald-Brown
Born6 July 1961 in Warrenton, Virginia (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 65 kg
Affiliationsadidas, Herzogenaurach (GER)
NOC United States


Benita Fitzgerald-Brown won gold in the 100 hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She actually made two US Olympic teams, placing second at the 1980 US Olympic Trials for the team that did not compete in Moskva. Internationally Fitzgerald-Brown also won gold in the high hurdles at the 1983 Pan American Games and added another gold in the 4x100 relay at the 1981 Universiade.

Fitzgerald-Brown attended the University of Tennessee, where she won the NCAA title in the 100 hurdles in 1982-83, also winning at the AIAW Meet in 1981. She was a 15-time All-American for the Vols. BFB won the US title in the high hurdles in 1983 and 1986 and finished second seven times at the US Championships or the US Olympic Trials.

Fitzgerald-Brown graduated with a degree in industrial engineering. In 1996 she was one of eight USA Olympians to carry the Olympic Flag into the stadium at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremony. She is a member of the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers Hall of Fame.

Personal Best: 100H – 12.84 (1983).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Benita Fitzgerald-Brown
100 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold

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