Aliann Pompey

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Aliann Pompey
Personal information
Born (1978-03-09) 9 March 1978 (age 39)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country  Guyana
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 metres
Updated on 20 September 2012.

Aliann Tabitha Omalara Pompey (born 9 March 1978) is a Guyanese sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She has represented Guyana at the Summer Olympics on four separate occasions (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012). She has competed at the World Championships in Athletics five times.

Pompey won the gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and also won a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. She holds the South American indoor record for the 400 m. She participated at the World Championships in Athletics in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 as well as the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 2001, 2003 2006 and 2010 and the Summer Olympics in 2000, 2004 and 2008[1] without reaching the final. Her personal best time is 50.71 seconds, achieved in August 2009 at the World Championships in Berlin.

Born in Georgetown, Guyana, she moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Cohoes High School, and then Manhattan College in The Bronx, New York City. Initially uninterested in track and field, she began to take running seriously in 1995, quickly reducing her 400 metres best time to 53 seconds and winning the state championships. She won the 400 m at the 2000 NCAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship, becoming the Manhattan Jaspers' first ever female national champion.[2] She received her bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1999.[3]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
200 metres 23.33 Patras, Greece 12 July 2004
400 metres 50.71 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009
400 metres (indoor) 51.83 New York City, United States 26 February 2010
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Guyana
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 4th (h) 400 m 52.65[4]
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 31st (qf) 400 m 53.42
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 10th (sf) 400 m 53.18
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20th (h) 400 m 51.96
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 1st 400 m 51.63
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th (sf) 400 m 52.74
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 400 m 52.06
World Championships Paris, France 25th (h) 400 m 52.21
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th (sf) 400 m 51.61
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 4th 400 m 52.21
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 37th (h) 400 m 53.12
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 16th (h) 400 m 53.72
Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 21st (h) 400 m 53.76
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 8th 400 m 54.11
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13th (h) 400 m 53.03
World Championships Osaka, Japan 23rd (sf) 400 m 53.58
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 7th (h) 400 m 52.08
Olympic Games Beijing, China 11th (sf) 400 m 50.93
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 11th (sf) 400 m 50.71
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 5th 400 m 52.75
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 6th 200 m 24.27
2nd 400 m 52.33
Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 2nd 400 m 51.65
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 4th 400 m 52.02
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 25th (h) 400 m 53.59
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 18th (h) 400 m 54.63
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 21st (sf) 400 m 52.58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five athletes confirmed for Beijing Olympics — door open to others", Guyana Chronicle, 12 June 2008
  2. ^ O'Neil, A. Reid (2009-09-24). Aliann Pompey: Guyana's Gem. Tracklife. Retrieved on 2010-06-04.
  3. ^ Manhattan Jaspers: Pompey continues run
  4. ^ Did not start in the final
Olympic Games
Preceded by
John Douglas
Flagbearer for  Guyana
Sydney 2000
Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Niall Roberts

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