This little lady improved in 2011– as a training partner of Usain Bolt might be expected to –but then, she was always good. Dominant locally in her last years at Holmwood, she won a World Youth bronze in the 100 in 2005 and the CAC Junior sprint double in 2006. Sadly, she was injured in the CAC 200 race there.
VCB has a packed resume. Since her Olympic relay silver in 2000, she has piled up so much success that TRACK AND FIELD NEWS named her one of the ten best female athletes of the 2000-2009 decade.
The surprise winner of the Olympic 100-metre gold medal in 2008, Shelly-Ann backed that up in Berlin in 2009. Bursting rapidly from the blocks, she went even faster than she did in Beijing and won in 10.73 seconds, a new Jamaican record.
|Personal Best- Outdoor|
|200 Metres||22.51 +1.4||Sao Paulo (IDCM)||19 May 2013|
|300 Metres||37.11||Kohlia||29 Aug 2012|
|400 Metres||50.71||Oslo (Bislett)||07 Jun 2012|
|400 Metres Hurdles||58.60||Kingston,Jam||12 Apr 2000|
A champion at every level so far, Riker sprang a surprise to wint the National Championships in 2011 in a personal best time of 45.30 seconds. That win elongated a bright resume that included a 2007 win for St. Jago High School at the Jamaican high school championships and a junior college title for Essex County College in the USA.