By: Abrar Khan

Who is Brittney Griner

Griner, 31, is a seven-time WNBA All-Star and has won two Olympic gold medals.

Like a number of WNBA players, Griner plays in Russia in the winter off-season to supplement her income.

She has played for Russia's Yekaterinburg UMMC since 2015.

Brittney Yevette Griner is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association.

Born: 18 October 1990 (age 31 years), Houston, Texas, United States Height: 2.06 m Weight: 93 kg Spouse: Glory Johnson (m. 2015–2016)

High school: Nimitz (Houston, Texas) Parents: Raymond Griner, Sandra Griner Siblings: Shkera Griner, Pier Griner, Decarlo Griner