Kelly-Ann Baptiste

Kelly-Ann Baptiste Kelly-Ann Baptiste

Sprinter

From Tobago's most historic village of Plymouth, hails one of our most outstanding female athletes, in the person of Kelly Ann Baptiste.

She is the first Tobagonian and only the second national in the history of the Carifta Games to win both the 100m and 200m events at the same meet.

She is the first Trinidad and Tobago female sprinter, to win a medal in a global track meet; this occasion being the 100m event at the World Youth Championships held in Canada, 2003.

National Junior Record holder 100m (11.17 sec) and 200m, member of the National Team that set the national junior record 4x100m (44.44), Mexico, 2004, 4th Place, World Junior Championships, Italy, 200m, girls under 20 2004, NCAA Regional Champion 200m (22.73), 2006, Penn Relays co-record holder 100m, (11.10), 2006, NCAA Indoor Championships 60m winner - 2008, NCAA Outdoor Championship 100m winner 2008.

 

Trivia Q & A » Q. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the men's 5000m and 10,000m, after achieving the same feat at the previous year's Olympics. Prior to Bekele, who was the last man to win the 5000m and 10000m at the same World Championships? A. Bekele was the first-ever. While the feat has been accomplished several times at the Olympics, Bekele was the first man to have done it at the World Championships.

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