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Imani-Lara Lansiquot (born 17 December 1997) is an English sprinter who competes mainly in the 100 metres. She finished fourth in the 100 metres finals at both the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships and the 2017 European U23 Championships. In the 4 × 100 metres relay, she won a gold medal at the 2018 European Championships and a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships (where she ran in the heats but not the final). Her 100 metres best of 11.09 secs, ranks her fourth on the UK all-time list.

Imani-Lara Lansiquot
Imani-Lara Lansiquot 2018.jpg
Personal information
NationalityBritish
English
Born (1997-12-17) 17 December 1997 (age 21)
Peckham, England
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
England
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprinting

CareerEdit

Born in Peckham,[1] Lansiquot first ran inside 12 seconds for the 100 metres as a 15-year-old, winning the Surrey Schools Championships in 11.98 in June 2013 and winning the English Schools Championships in 11.91 in July 2013.[2]

Lansiquot ran 11.56 secs in her heat at the 2015 European Junior Championships, before going on to finish fifth in the final in 11.74.[3] She then won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay. The following year, she ran 11.17 secs in her heat at the 2016 World U20 Championships, to move to second on the UK under 20 all-time list behind Dina Asher-Smith (11.14 in 2014). She finished fourth in the final with 11.37 secs. She also finished fourth in the 100 metres final at the 2017 European U23 Championships in 11.58.

At the 2018 Anniversary Games in London, Lansiquot ran a season's best of 11,19 secs in her heat, before improving her personal best to 11.11 in the final, to move to sixth on the UK all-time list. She ranks eighth on the UK all-time 60 metres list with 7.21 secs (2018).

In August 2018 at the European Championships in Berlin, Lansiquot finished sixth in the 100 metres final in 11.14 secs, before winning a gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay.[4]

Lansiquot improved her 100 metres best to 11.09 secs on 30 June 2019, to move to fourth on the UK all-time list.[5]

At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, she reached the 100 metres semi-finals and ran 11.35 secs, having ran 11.31 to qualify as a fastest loser from the preliminary round.[6] She went on to win a silver medal in the 4 × 100m relay, where she ran in the heats before having to withdraw from the final due to injury.

Lansiquot is studying psychology at King's College London.[7]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2015 European Junior Championships Eskilstuna, Sweden 5th 100 m 11.74
1st 4 × 100 m 44.18
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 100 m 11.37
2017 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 100 m 11.58
2018 Athletics World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st 4 × 100 m 42.52
European Championships Berlin, Germany 6th 100 m 11.14
1st 4 × 100 m 41.80
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 22nd (sf) 100 m 11.35
2nd 4 × 100 m 42.25 (h)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Imani-Lara_Lansiquot, British Athletics.
  2. ^ "Imani-Lara Lansiquot". IAAF. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "100 metres Women Overall All-time". Power of 10. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  4. ^ Sean Ingle (12 August 2018), "Dina Asher-Smith snatches victory for 4x100m relay team to claim third gold", The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. ^ "100 metres Women Overall All-time". Power of 10. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ Ben Bloom (28 September 2019). "Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce lights up track in Doha with fastest 100m heats time while Dina Asher-Smith also books semis spot". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Fast Runner: Imani-Lara Lansiquot". Fast Running. Retrieved 9 June 2018.

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