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Kimberlyn Duncan (born August 2, 1991) is an American track and field athlete, specializing in the sprints. She was the 2013 American champion at 200 metres, having defeated Olympic champion Allyson Felix with a strong stretch run. Her time of 21.80 seconds from that race at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships would have ranked her as the 14th fastest female of all time, had it not been wind aided. She was 42nd on that 2013 list, from a qualifying heat at the NCAA Championships on the same Drake Stadium track a year earlier.[2]

Kimberlyn Duncan
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1991-08-02) August 2, 1991 (age 28)
Katy, Texas, U.S.
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Sport
CountryUnited States United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)100 meters, 200 meters
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.96 s (2012)
200 m: 22.19 s (2012)
Kimberlyn Duncan
Medal record
Women’s athletics
Representing the  United States
World Championships
2013 Moscow 200 m
2017 London 200 m
World Relay Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nassau 4×200 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2015 Nassau 4×100 m relay

Duncan was a standout athlete at Cypress Springs High School near her hometown in Katy, Texas, graduating in 2009. She ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University, where she became the first woman to win the NCAA Championships 200 meters back to back, both indoors and outdoors.[3]

She is the 2012 recipient of The Bowerman, the highest award for a collegiate track and field athlete. She won the Honda Sports Award in 2011 and repeated in 2012.

At the 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics she again won the 200 meters in record time and anchored the victorious USA 4x100 metres relay team. A few weeks later, she anchored the USA "Blue" team to the meet record at Herculis.

At 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Duncan earned gold medal in the 200 meters and placed 21st in the 100 meters.[4]

At 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Duncan earned silver medal in the 200 meters.[5]

At 2015 Mt SAC Relays, Duncan's 200 meter time has her ranked 31st in the world.[6] Duncan finished 16th in 100 metres and 10th in 200 metres 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Duncan finished 21st in 100 metres and 35th in 200 metres at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field).

Duncan finished 9th in 100 metres and 2nd in 200 metres at the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

USA Track and field National ChampionshipsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 5th 200 m 22.35
2012 2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Eugene, Oregon 4th 200 m 22.34
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st 200 m 21.80[7]
21st 100 m 11.81
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 2nd 200 m 22.10[8]
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 16th 100m 11.43[9]
10th 200m 22.83
2016 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 21st 100 m 11.46[10]
34th 200 m 23.75
2017 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 9th 100 m 11.24[11]
2nd 200 m 22.59

IAAF World championships

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2013 2013 World Championships Moscow 12th 200 m 22.91[12]
2017 2017 World Championships London 6th 200 m 22.59[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kimberlyn Duncan LSU Track profile". LSU Tigers track and field. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "2013 World Rankings women 200 meters". IAAF. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Kimberlyn Duncan USATF profile". USATF. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2013/USATFCS/Events/USA-Outdoor-Track---Field-Championships/Results---Full.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USATF-Outdoor-Championships/Complete-Results.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.all-athletics.com/node/155759
  7. ^ "2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships results". USATF. June 28, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships results". USATF. June 28, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships results". USATF. June 28, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) results". USATF. July 10, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  11. ^ "USATF Championships - 6/22/2017 to 6/25/2017 Hornets Stadium, Sacramento Results". USATF. June 23, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "2013 WOMEN'S 200 METRES 14TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TIMETABLE RUSSIA MOSKVA (LUZHNIKI), RUSSIA 10 AUG 2013 - 18 AUG 2013 results". IAAF. August 18, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "2017 WOMEN'S 200 METRES 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TIMETABLE LONDON 8 AUG 2017 - 11 AUG 2017 results" (PDF). IAAF. August 11, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
Awards
Preceded by
Jessica Beard
The Bowerman (Women's Winner)
2012
Succeeded by
Brianna Rollins