Date of Birth: 1 January 1983
Age: 29 years 165 days
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 53 kg
Discipline:Track and Field
Club/team: Mvp Track Club
A Jamaican 400 metres hurdler. Walker is the reigning World and Olympic 400 m hurdles champion. She holds the Olympic record of 52.64, set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and her time of 52.42 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the second fastest time in history. Walker is a past student of the St. Jago High School. She won Gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a new Olympic record time of 52.64 seconds. Walker won the Jamaica national championships in 54.70 seconds, narrowly beating new-comer Kaliese Spencer and qualifying for her first World Championships in Athletics.
On 20 August 2009, she set the second fastest time in history of 52.42 seconds to win the women’s 400m hurdles final at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.  She leapt on the back of the mascot Berlino the Bear to do a victory lap but Berlino crashed into a cart of hurdles and dropped her.
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|50M Indoor||5.6||New York NY||28 Jan 2012|
|60M Indoor||6.49||Birmingham||18 Feb 2012|
|100y Outdoor||9.74||Ostrava||27 May 2010|
|100M Outdoor||9.78||Rieti||29 Aug 2010|
|200M Outdoor||20.25||Kingston||7 May 2011|
|200M Indoor||21.67||New York NY||12 Mar 2005|
|400M Outdoor||47.82||Kingston||31 Jan 2009|
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The music of Jamaica includes Jamaican folk music and many popular genres, such as mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub music, dancehall, reggae fusion and related styles.
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