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. Which runner controversially won the women's 800m by over two seconds? A. Caster Semenya. Semenya, who was just 18 years old at the time, won the 800m in a time of 1:55.45, despite questions surrounding her gender. Her title was later upheld by the IAAF.

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