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Bianca Knight
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1989-01-02) January 2, 1989 (age 35)
Pearl, Mississippi, U.S.
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight134 lb (61 kg)
Event(s)100 meters, 200 meters
College teamUniversity of Texas
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London 4×100 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Daegu 4×100 m relay
World Relay Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nassau 4×200 m relay
Pan American Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 São Paulo 200 m
World Youth Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Marrakesh 100 m
Gold medal – first place 2005 Marrakesh Medley relay
Silver medal – second place 2005 Marrakesh 200 m

Bianca Knight (born January 2, 1989) is an American former track and field athlete who competed in the 100 and 200 meters.[citation needed] At the 2012 Summer Olympics she won a team event gold medal in the 4x100 metres relay team. In the final, the quartet of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, she and Carmelita Jeter broke a 27-year-old world record.


Knight attended Ridgeland High School in Ridgeland, Mississippi and won the female Gatorade Athlete of the Year in track and field in 2006. She is the first Mississippi native to win a Gatorade Athlete of the Year award.[citation needed]

As a University of Texas freshman, Knight won the 2008 indoor NCAA 200 m championship in a collegiate-record time of 22.40. Turning professional following her freshman indoor campaign, she finished 5th at the 2008 US Olympic Trials in the 200 m. She won second stage of IAAF Diamond League, in the 200 m, in Rome, Golden Gala.[citation needed]

Knight competes professionally for Adidas.