Nickname: "Britt" or "B"
Birthplace: Litchfield, Minn.
Hometown: Cokato, Minn.
High School: Dassel-Cokato H.S. (Cokato, Minn.)
Year of Graduation: 2012
Coach: Eui Yong Lee
Dojang: World Taekwondo Academy
WTF World Ranking on 9/1/12: T-164th (-53kg)
Hobbies: reading, writing, color in coloring books, photography, hanging out with friends and family, acting in plays, playing saxophone and piano, singing, scrapbooking, doing creative projects, cooking with her mother, playing outside, the list goes on and on.
Family: sister, Kailee Leinonen, was a high school gymnast and now plays rugby for St. Olaf College.
Favorite Foods: pickles, apples, grapes, jasmine rice, green beans and almost every kind of fruit
Pre-Competition Meal: Pedi-a-lyte, Power Bars, chicken, fruit, veggies and water
Favorite Athlete: doesn't really have one but likes to watch figure skating, especially Kurt Browning and Kristi Yamaguchi whom she saw in Stars on Ice in the 2001-02 tour.
Favorite Movies: "Ladder 49", "Seven Pounds", "Jack", "Finding Nemo", "The Proposal", "7 Dresses", "Jeff Dunham" and many more...
Favorite Music: likes all music..."It all has its own touch to it."
Did You Know?: Brittany talks quietly but when she khiaps her friends call her "Squeaky".
Quotable Brittany Leinonen: "My teammates are amazing! I love them all...you guys rock!! I also miss Grandmaster Lee, as he has passed away. MISS YOU, SIR!!!"
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS
2010 Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Feather): 3rd
2009 Junior World Championships Open Qualifier (Jr. Feather): 3rd
2009 USAT Junior Olympics: SILVER
last updated 9/17/12