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Kineke Alicia Alexander (born 21 February 1986 in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) is a Vincentian sprinter[2] who competed in the 400m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3][4][5] She was the flag bearer for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the 2008 opening ceremony and the 2012 opening ceremony.[6][7] She was also the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines flagbearer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[8]

Kineke Alexander
Personal information
Full name Kineke Alicia Alexander
Born (1986-02-21) 21 February 1986 (age 32)
Kingstown, Saint Vincent[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400m

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she finished in 4th place in her 400 m heat and therefore did not progress further.[4] At the London 2012 Olympics, Kineke competed in the first Round of the Women's 400m but she didn't finish. Alexander qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was again the flag bearer for the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she finished 7th in her heat and did not qualify for the semifinals.[9]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Result Venue Date
Outdoor
100 m 11.69 s (wind: -1.3 m/s)   Houston, Texas 23 Mar 2013
200 m 23.00 s A (wind: -0.6 m/s)   Morelia 7 Jul 2013
400 m 51.23 s   San Marcos, Texas 26 Apr 2014
Indoor
60 m 7.34 s   Houston, Texas 17 Jan 2014
200 m 23.24 s   Fayetteville, Arkansas 14 Feb 2015
400 m 51.48 s   Fayetteville, Arkansas 10 Mar 2007

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2001 CARIFTA Games (U17) Bridgetown, Barbados 7th 200m 25.38 (-4.0 m/s)
8th 400m 59.66
World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 13th (h)1 200m 25.00 (+0.1 m/s)
24th (h) 400m 57.54
2002 CARIFTA Games (U17) Nassau, Bahamas 5th 200m 24.97 (-1.3 m/s)
3rd 400m 56.23
Long jump NM
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships
(U17)
Bridgetown, Barbados 5th 200m 25.30 (-1.0 m/s)
2nd 400m 55.42
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships
(U20)
7th 4 × 100 m relay 49.11
5th 4 × 400 m relay 4:02.33
2003 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 6th 400m 54.34
7th 800m 2:22.80
World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada 36th (h) 200m 25.10 (+1.0 m/s)
14th (sf) 400m 57.49
Pan American Junior Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 5th (h) 200m 24.70 (+0.4 m/s)
4th (h) 400m 56.00
2004 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 5th (h) 200m 24.49 w (+2.3 m/s)
2nd 400m 53.83
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships (U20)
Coatzacoalcos, México 8th 200m 24.91 w (+2.7 m/s)
1st 400m 53.93
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 15th (sf) 400m 56.42
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 9th (h) 400 m 53.43
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Ontario, Canada 4th 400m 53.28
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th (h) 400 m 54.45
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 17th (sf) 400m 53.19
NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th 400m 52.95
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 3rd 400m 52.04
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 400m 53.52
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th (h) 400m 52.37
World Championships Osaka, Japan 28th (h) 400 m 52.51
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 11th (h) 400m 52.68 A
NACAC U-23 Championships Toluca, México 6th 400m 53.22 A
Olympic Games Beijing, China 32nd (h) 400 m 52.87
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 22nd (sf) 400 m 53.43
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 16th (h) 400m 55.41
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 12th (h) 400m 53.42 A
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 20th (h) 400 m 55.88
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 400 m DNF
2013 BVI Twilight Invitational Road Town, British Virgin Islands   200m 23.40 (-0.8 m/s)
  400m 51.67
Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, México 1st 200m 23.00 A (-0.6 m/s)
3rd 400m 52.81 A
World Championships Moscow, Russia 33rd (h) 200 m 23.42 (+0.1 m/s)
15th (sf) 400 m 51.64
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 13th (h) 400 m 52.80
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th (sf) 200m 23.58 (-0.2 m/s)
5th 400m 52.78
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 4th 400m 51.94 A
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 6th 400m 54.21 A
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 4th 400m 52.51
World Championships Beijing, China 34th (h) 200 m 23.30
31st (h) 400 m 52.24
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 34th (h) 400 m 52.45
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 30th (h) 400 m 55.46
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 19th (sf) 400 m 54.35

1: Did not show in the semifinal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Iowa Women's Track & Field - Kineke Alexander, Iowa Hawkeyes, retrieved December 30, 2014 
  3. ^ Kineke Alexander profile at IAAF
  4. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kineke Alexander". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ London 2012 profile Archived 2012-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "List of Flagbearers Beijing 2008" (PDF). www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  7. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "London 2012 Opening Ceremony - Flag Bearers" (PDF). Olympics. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Kineke Alexander Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-08-23. 
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Natasha Mayers
Flagbearer for   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Beijing 2008
London 2012
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent