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. Who was the oldest athlete to take gold in an individual event at the championships? A. Steffi Nerius. Nerius was 37 at the time of the championships and won gold in the women's javelin throw. Nerius had taken bronze in each of the previous three world championships, and took silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Her title in 2009 was her first win at a global championships.

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