Desirèe Henry(Redirected from Desiree Henry)
Desirèe Henry (born 26 August 1995) is an English sprinter of Antiguan and Guyanese descent who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2016 Rio Games
Desirèe Henry (left) at the 2013 European Junior Championships.
|Born||August 26, 1995|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Event(s)||100 metres, 200 meters and 400 meters|
|Coached by||Rana Reider|
Desiree was born on the 26th August 1995 in Edmonton, London. She attended Highfield Primary School and St Anne's Catholic High School.
Henry was one of seven young people who lit the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. All were nominated by famous British Olympians, with Henry being nominated by decathlete Daley Thompson.
Henry improved her personal bests in 2016 to 11.06 in the 100 meters and 22.46 in the 200 meters and earned selection for the Rio Olympics. She has recently began sprinting 400 meters in 2015. In Rio, she reached the semifinals of the 100 metres, running 11.09, having run 11.08 in her heat. She went on to win a bronze medal in the sprint relay, setting a new British record with 41.77, along with her teammates Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita.
|Representing Great Britain|
|2011||World Youth Championships||Lille, France||1st||200 m||23.25|
|2012||World Junior Championships||Barcelona, Spain||4th||200 m||23.34|
|2013||European Junior Championships||Rieti, Italy||2nd||200 m||23.56|
|1st||4 × 100 m||43.81|
|2014||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||2nd||4 × 200 m||1:29.61|
|World Junior Championships||Eugene, Oregon, United States||4th||100m||11.56 (wind: -1.0 m/s)|
|—||4 × 100 m relay||DNF|
|European Championships||Zürich, Switzerland||7th||100 m||11.43 (11.21)|
|1st||4 × 100 m||42.24|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||4th||4 × 100 m||42.10|
|2016||European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||2nd (sf)||100 m||11.091|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||12th (sf)||100 m||11.09|
|3rd||4 × 100 m||41.77|
Note: Results in brackets indicate superior time achieved in qualifying rounds.
1Did not finish in the final
- "Desiree Henry". Power of 10. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain win Olympic women's 4x100m relay bronze". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
|Final Summer Olympic Torchbearer
(with Callum Airlie, Jordan Duckitt, Katie Kirk, Cameron MacRitchie, Aidan Reynolds, and Adelle Tracey)
Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima