Melaine Walker

Melaine Walker Melaine Walker

  • Name: Melaine Walker

  • Events: 400m hurdles

  • School: St Jago High

  • Personal Bests:

  • 100 metres - 11.63 (1999)
  • 200 metres - 23.51 (1999)
  • 400 metres - 51.61 (2008)
  • 100 metres hurdles- 12.75 (2006)
  • 100m hurdles (76.2cm) - 13.69 (1999)
  • 400 metres hurdles- 52.42 (2009)
  • Career:
  • 200 metres
  • 1999 - Placed second in 23.72 at the 1st IAAF World Youth Championships
  • 1998 - IAAF World Junior Championships finished fifth in 23.72
  • 100 metres hurdles
  • 2002 - Was fifth in 13.66 at the IAAF/Coca Cola World Junior Championships
  • 100m Hurdles (76.2cm)
  • 1999 - 1st IAAF World Youth Championships came in sixth in 13.80
  • 400 metres hurdles
  • 2011 - Won silver in 52.73 at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
  • 2009 - Clocked 53.36 for first at the IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final
  • 2009 - Claimed gold at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics with a time of 52.42
  • 2008 - Placed first with a time of 54.06 at the 6th IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final
  • 2008 - Struck gold in 52.64 at the XXIX Olympic Games
  • 2007 - 5th IAAF World Athletics Final claimed bronze in 54.31 seconds
  • 2002 - Won silver in 56.03 at the IAAF/Coca Cola World Junior Championships
  • 2000 - Was third at IAAF/Coca Cola World Junior Championships in a time of 56.96 seconds

 

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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