18 Sep 1992
United States of America
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m Hurdles 2 Silver Medal


Record Event Mark Date Location
WR Women's 100m Hurdles 12.20 22 July, 2016 London (GBR)


Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium - Track

Biographical Information


World Athletics Championships
YearLocation100m Hurdles
2019Doha, QAT2nd (12.46)
2017London, GBR4th (12.74)
2015Beijing, CHNSF (DQ)

NACAC Championships
YearLocation100m Hurdles
2018Toronto, ON, CAN1st (12.55)

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year100m Hurdles
20192 x 1st, 2 x 2nd
20182 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd
20173 x 1st

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
12019100m HurdlesMonaco, MON12.43
12019100m HurdlesStockholm, SWE12.52
12018100m HurdlesLondon, GBR12.36
12018100m HurdlesDoha, QAT12.53
12017100m HurdlesMonaco, MON12.51
12017100m HurdlesLondon, GBR12.39
12017100m HurdlesDoha, QAT12.59
22019100m HurdlesBrussels, BEL12.73
22019100m HurdlesBirmingham, GBR12.66
22018100m HurdlesBrussels, BEL12.63

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
12021100m HurdlesWorld Athletics Continental TourBoston, MA, USA12.49
12021100m HurdlesWorld Athletics Continental TourWalnut, CA, USA12.48

World Indoor Championships
YearLocation60m Hurdles
2018Birmingham, GBR1st (7.70)

SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
Keni (Instagram profile, 02 Jun 2021)
Spending time with friends, shopping. (athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018)
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Edrick Floreal [personal]
In May 2017 she broke her hand while training ahead of the Diamond League event in Doha, Qatar. Despite the injury she went on to win the 100m hurdles, and had surgery following the competition. (telegraph.co.uk, 05 Jul 2017)
She took up athletics in her junior year of high school. (athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018)
She played soccer and was involved in gymnastics before switching to athletics. "I did other sports but I fell into track and field. I was a gymnast so it was easy for me to jump over things and I just had the ability to hurdle." (athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (telegraph.co.uk, 05 Jul 2017)
Breaking the world record in the 100m hurdles at the 2016 Diamond League event in London, England. (athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018; Twitter profile, 23 Jul 2016)
Her adoptive parents. (athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018)
"Track and field is 90% mental. So if you're negative and hard on yourself it's harder to move on and harder to succeed in the sport." (athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018)

General Interest

In July 2016 she placed sixth at the US Olympic Trials and missed out on selection for the national team ahead of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. However, later the same month she broke the world record at the 2016 Diamond League event in London, England. "I didn't give it all I had [at the US Olympic Trials]. So it's only my fault. That's a lesson I've learned. What you got to do is to compete under pressure. The girls who got the Olympic slots went out and ran 100%. I did not rise to the occasion and that is my fault. I don't think I would want to change the past because not making that Olympic team made me hungrier for the next race and perhaps that was why I was able to go out and break the world record. I just had so much inside me and so much that I knew I could do. At the time it was tough not making the Olympic team but overall it was part of my plan. Each time I mess up I try to go back to practice and fix it." (athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018)

In 2018 she relocated from Kentucky to Austin, TX, United States of America. "The weather is wonderful. That's the biggest change. Living here, I'm a lot happier because of the atmosphere. Since 2016 I have been seeing a sports psychologist and I'm continuing to mature and I'm taking the good with the bad." (theatlantavoice.com, 06 Oct 2019; hurdlesfirstbeta.com, 10 Aug 2019)

She was adopted at the age of three months and grew up with 10 other children where eight of them were also adopted. "It's all I knew and it's such a great family. We are all pretty close and I love it." (teamusa.org, 23 May 2021; athleticsweekly.com, 30 Aug 2018)

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