Who is Rohan Browning dating? Australia's fastest man beats Yohan Blake at Olympics heat
Blake, the world's second-fastest sprinter behind Usain Bolt, couldn't hide his surprise at being beaten by a little-known Australian runner, who he didn't see coming in lane one
After a career-best run to win his 100m heat, Rohan Browning is Australia's new track and field hero, leaving 2021 Jamaican World Champion Yohan Blake behind in his wake. Browning improved to second place on the Australian all-time list with a personal best of 10.01 seconds on Saturday, July 31.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Blake, the world's second-fastest sprinter behind Usain Bolt, couldn't hide his surprise at being beaten by a little-known Australian runner, who he didn't see coming in lane one. Browning, a 23-year-old Sydney law student, tied for fifth place going into the semi-finals on Sunday night.
Japan went ahead with this year's Olympics, even as games-related Covid-19 cases continue to rise, leading to several athletes pulling out of the event. With Tokyo facing a triple health threat, the Summer Games were very close to being canceled last minute.
Considered one of the hot favorites to win gold in Tokyo, Blake, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist, cast a brief glimpse across at Browning as his opponent crossed the finish line ahead of him. Seconds afterward, a surprised Blake was captured by television cameras grimacing and shrugging his shoulders following the shocking defeat.
Browning got out to a fast start and never seemed like he was going to be stopped. Patrick Johnson, who ran 9.93 in 2003, is the only Australian to have run a faster legal time, the Daily Mail reported. The humble Australian used his 15 seconds of fame to make a heartfelt plea for millions of people stranded at home in lockdown. "Hopefully I've put a few people on notice now," Browning said to reporters. You sure have, Browning! Here's what's to know about who the new star of track and field is dating.
Who is Rohan Browning dating?
Browning like many sports stars prefers to keep his personal life private. The 23-year-old sprint sensation does not have any girlfriend on record. However, a report by The Guardian on April 17 mentioned that he is most definitely not single.
During the men's 100m sprint during an all-star evening of athletics at Olympic Park during Australia's track and field national championships, Browning led for the duration of the 10.09 seconds it took him to claim the national title and confirm his place at the Tokyo Olympics. Browning waved to the throng, drank a big swig of beer, “The first one in a year – that’s the official position at least,” according to the newspaper, and kissed his girlfriend.
Although Browning keeps his better half's name a secret, he does share some pictures with a particular woman on his Instagram account. This means that she could definitely be the one, however, we cannot confirm it.
It is possible that they both went to St Andrew's College since they have a picture there together. Browning is currently studying law at the University of Sydney. He's so private he did not answer to people asking him who the mystery woman is! He also posted a collage of comfy photos with her on a farm with the caption, "Great weekend with the heifers". In March, he posted a picture of the two of them during dinner at a restaurant. "Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win big," he wrote along with the post.
Browning, who was born in Sydney, grew up playing soccer and rugby before moving to athletics at the age of 13. Browning first made an impression on the international stage in 2017, when he competed in the men's 4x100m relay for Australia at the World Championships, the Daily Mail reported. A year later, he raced in the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, narrowly missing the 100m final by 0.001 seconds.
Since Hec Hogan's bronze-medal performance in Melbourne in 1956, no Australian man has qualified for an Olympic 100m final, a milestone that Browning can achieve if he can repeat his performance in the semis on Sunday, August 1. Speaking to Channel 7, Browning said he was happy beating Blake. "I've wanted to get him (Blake) for a long time. All the world's best guys are on my hit-list. When you're in lane one, you don't get a personalized introduction and I was definitely trying to harness a bit of that underdog spirit today," he said, adding, "I doubt any of these guys would have any idea who I am."