Kaliese Spencer
Jamaican hurdler
Kaliese Spencer
Kaliese Spencer is a Jamaican track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. She has finished fourth at both the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. She was the 2006 World Junior champion.
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Notes From Zurich Diamond League: Yohan Blake & Kirani James Impress - Spiked Up Psyched Up
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Kaliese Spencer performed poorly in Daegu due to a reported groin injury but bounced back to defeat world champ Lashinda Demus and Melaine Walker in Zurich. Interesting to say the least. Just a few major competitions remain in the summer season
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Spencer wins in Rieti for second triumph in three days - Stabroek News
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By Stabroek staff | 0 Comments | Sports | Sunday, September 11, 2011 RIETI, Italy, CMC – Jamaican Kaliese Spencer continued to make up for her World Championship disappointment by winning her second race in three days at the Rieti IAAF World Challenge
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Spencer hunts more glory in Italy today - Jamaica Observer
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Repeat International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) women's 400m hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer and IAAF World championships silver medallist Melaine Walker will lead a Jamaican
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American Lashinda Demus wins women's 400-meter hurdles at world championships - Washington Post
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( Martin Meissner / Associated Press ) - USA's Lashinda Demus clears the last hurdle on her way to win gold as Czech Republic's Zuzana Hejnova, left, and Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer follow on in the Women's 400m Hurdles final at the World Athletics ... -
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Spencer determined to triumph despite odds - Jamaica Gleaner
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Kaliese Spencer competes in the women's 400m hurdles heats at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, yesterday. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer World leader in the 400m hurdles, Kaliese Spencer, confirmed that she was not 100 per
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Spencer, Tracey good to go - Go Jamaica
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DAEGU, South Korea – Jamaican 400-metre hurdlers, Kaliese Spencer and Ristananna Tracey, are both fit and ready to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. There were concerns over the pair's full fitness going into the
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Powell and Spencer visit Carlow - The Nationalist
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THE Olympic flame was alive at St Laurence O'Toole Athletic club on Thursday with the visit of one of the world's top sprinters over the past couple of years, Asafa Powell (100m), along with Kaliese Spencer (400m hurdles) and Jamacian coach Micky Ruben
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Spencer on prospects for Daegu gold - 'If I work hard I'm confident I can do it' - International Association of Athletics Foundation
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Kaliese Spencer believes a less “lazy” attitude to work in the gym has put her in prime position to strike for 400m Hurdles gold at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu later this month. The Jamaican athlete ran a blistering personal best of
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Good Things Happening In Jamaica - Johnson - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
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There was also a special appearance by three of the island's top athletes, Asafa Powell, Kaliese Spencer and Nesta Carter, who were in London to participate in the Aviva London Diamond Grand Prix from August 5 to 6. By VIVIENNE SIVA, JIS Reporter
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Kaliese Spencer and Kirani James dominate track in London – Athletics news - bettor.com (blog)
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In the former battle, it was 24-year-old Jamaican girl, Kaliese Spencer, who clocked an impressive 52.79 seconds finish, while in the later grapple for the title, the 18-year old Kirani James, also the world junior champion, ended his effort in 44.61
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Brilliant run by Spencer - Jamaica Gleaner
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Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer (second right) clearing the final hurdle on her way to victory in the women's 400 metres hurdles at the Samsung Diamond League meet at Crystal Palace Stadium in London yesterday. Spencer clocked a world-leading and
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2011 Diamond League London: Spencer runs WL in 400mH - Universal Sports (blog)
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5, 2011: Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer runs a world-leading and meet record time of 52.79 seconds in the women's 400m hurdles. In order to view video, photos, and other content as part of the NBCOlympics.com experience, you will need to enable scripting in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kaliese Spencer
    TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 23
    As a result she was heavy favourite to win the Gold medal at 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea.
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    She set a personal best in the 400m hurdles of 52.79 at the Aviva Grand Prix in Crystal Palace on the 5th August 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 22
    The 2010 IAAF Diamond League became Spencer's principal target the following year and she was sixth at first meeting, the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix in May.
    More Details Hide Details She won at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat, defeating Perri Shakes-Drayton, and was third in the 400 m at the Jamaican Championships that month. She began making an impact on the Diamond League, finishing as runner-up behind Lashinda Demus at the Prefontaine Classic and the Golden Gala, recording a personal best 53.48 seconds. She had her first win on the major circuit at the British Grand Prix. She won at the Herculis meeting soon after and also set a meet record of 53.72 seconds at the Spitzenleichtathletik competition in Switzerland.
  • 2009
    Age 21
    Spencer ended her season by winning a silver medal at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final, running 53.99 seconds to finish behind Walker.
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    At the 2009 World Championships, Spencer reached the final of the women's 400 m hurdles and finished fourth with a personal best run of 53.56 seconds – her club team mate Melaine Walker won the gold in a championship record.
    More Details Hide Details She was also the substitute runner in the 4×400 metres relay at the championships and helped her team progress to the final where they won the silver medal. She took a victory over Walker shortly afterwards at the IAAF Zagreb Grand Prix.
    She began competing in the IAAF Golden League in 2009, performing at the Reebok Grand Prix, Golden Gala and Herculis meetings, although she failed to reach the podium on those occasions.
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    She has finished fourth at both the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    However, she suffered a hip injury and only trained sporadically in the rest of the year, missing out on the Jamaican Olympic team for the 2008 Beijing Games as a result.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 19
    Her debut at the senior level came the following year and she reached the semi-finals of her event at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka.
    More Details Hide Details Spencer made a strong start to the 2008 outdoor season by running a world-leading time in the 400 metres at the Azuza Pacific Invitational, winning in a personal best time of 50.55 seconds.
  • 2006
    Age 18
    She had her first hurdles success at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics, where she won the junior 400 m hurdles title with a personal best run of 55.11 seconds.
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    She was the 2006 World Junior champion.
    More Details Hide Details Born in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, her mother, Merfelin Spencer was a 400m runner in college and her father Joshua Spencer was a middle-distance runner and she followed their footsteps into the sport of athletics. She attended the University of Technology in Jamaica and began focusing on her running under the tutelage of Stephen Francis as part of his Maximising Velocity and Power Track Club.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on May 6, 1987.
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