Meet Melaine Walker, a Jamaican hurdler who won the 400 meters gold at the recently concluded Beijing Olympics. See photos, video and a biography of Melaine Walker here.
Melaine recorded a fairly easy win in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 6th IAAF World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. She clocked 54.06 seconds.
“I know I’m a good athlete, but sometimes I can be ‘don’t care’, and this year I said I’m going to be serious about racing,” Walker said.
As a biography, Melaine Walker was born on 1 January 1983 in Kingston, Jamaica so her age is 25. She attended the St. Jago High School and is coached by Raymond Graham.
She started out pretty early in the track and field events and eventually found herself performing exceedingly well in the hurdles events. She came third in the World Junior Championships in 2000 in the 400m event and second in the team event. Melaine was consistent in all her international events and recorded a decent second finish in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2006.
The high point of her career came when she won the 400m event in the 2008 Olympics, clocking 52.64 seconds which is a record and the fourth fastest time in the history.
Walker is a graduate from the University of Texas, USA.
More photos and a video of Melaine Walker are below.
Melaine Walker Video