Kirani JAMES

Grenada GRN

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1992
Olympic Results

Biography

Kirani JAMES

A world 400m champion at the age of 18 and an Olympic champion a year later at London 2012, when he also became Grenada’s first ever medallist in the history of the Games, Kirani James won silver behind Wayde Van Niekerk in a race for the ages at Rio 2016.

On top in every age group

When Kirani James walked out to defend his Olympic 400m title at Rio 2016 at the age of only 23, he had a magnificent career record behind him, having won major titles at every level since his junior years.

Born in the little fishing village of Gouyave, in the Caribbean island nation of Grenada, on 1 September 1992, he first made his mark in track and field in his teenage years, recording the fastest ever 400m time by a 14-year-old and running a world best again when he turned 15. He then completed a 200m/400m double at the 2009 IAAF Youth World Championships in Bressanone (ITA).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

S
400 metres
400 metres Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

G
400 metres
400 metres Athletics