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Rohan Browning



Place of Birth

Crows Nest, NSW



Junior Club

Trinity Athletics Club

Senior Club

Sydney University Athletics Club


Andrew Murphy

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

High School

Trinity Grammar School

Career Events

Athletics Men's 100m


Rohan's Story

Rohan Browning was born on December 31st, which he calls “the worst birthday in sport."

Always younger than his rivals, Rohan was a late developer when it came to finding his athletics feet.
He played rugby and did one year of Little Athletics, but it wasn't until he was 16 that he started training for athletics after moving to Trinity Grammar School, where he met his current coach and Olympian Andrew Murphy.

Rohan’s skill developed quickly, running 10.47 for the 100m and a wind assisted 10.18, before he was 17.

In the early years, there was a rivalry with Tasmania’s Jack Hale, then at the 2018 Commonwealth Games trials, Trae Williams would be the benchmark. But at the Gold Coast Games, Rohan would be the best of the Aussies, missing the final by an agonising one-thousandth of a second.

After the Commonwealth Games, due to an Achilles injury, Rohan didn’t put on spikes for nine months.



Then, in 2019 he smashed his 100m best, running 10.08, the equal third-fastest Australian time ever.

Rohan was selected for the 2019 World Championships, Australia's first representative in 100m for 12 years, but he was disappointed being run out in the heats.  It was a wake-up call and one thing he and coach Murphy strived for was consistency in performances, not just a one-off result.

In early 2021, Rohan became just the second Aussie to run under 10.00 seconds, clocking a wind assisted 9.96 in Wollongong.

In early March he ran a 100 yards Australian best, clocking 9.41 seconds. Awaiting the ideal conditions, warm temperature and a legal tailwind, at the Queensland Track Classic in late March, he then clocked a PB of 10.05, nailing the Olympic standard and stamping his ticket to Tokyo.

At the Olympics, hopes were high and Rohan delivered. Running from lane one in his heat, he shocked, winning the race and defeating former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica. Another goal had been sub-10 and he carved another 0.04 seconds from his PB to record 10.01.


The next day he lined up in the semi-final and was no longer going under the radar. Rohan reacted well to the gun, but didn't drive in the first 15 metres as he had in the heat. He was a stride back in the biggest race of his life, but the 23-year-old showed maturity to relax and in full stride he began to close the gap, but he ran out of track and finished a close fifth in 10.09.

In 2022 Rohan didn’t progress out of the 100m heats at the world championships in Eugene, Oregon, but two weeks later placed sixth in the Commonwealth Games 100m final. In the 4x100m relay he unfortunately tripped as he was about to collect the baton for the anchor leg. He ran his fastest time of 10.02 on Australian soil in 2023 and at his fourth world championships in Budapest ran consistently well with two 10.11 times in his 100m heat and semi-final, where he placed a competitive fourth.

Unfortunately, injury hampered Rohan’s 2024 campaign. He placed fourth at nationals in April and third at the Oceania Championships in June. At the Australian championships he explained: "I've been carrying a little knee niggle and I haven't been able to do any accelerations for the last three weeks."

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