Barbara Pierre

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Barbara Pierre
Barbara Pierre Istanbul 2012.jpg
Pierre at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1986-04-28) April 28, 1986 (age 32)[nb]
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Residence Knightdale, North Carolina
Sport Track & Field
Event(s) 60 meters, 100 meters
College team St. Augustine
Pierre at the DécaNation in 2014

Barbara Pierre (born April 28, 1986)[nb] is a Haitian-born American track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for the United States. Her specialty is the 60-meter dash and the 100-meter dash. She had her highest world ranking in 2013, when she was the fourth fastest sprinter in the world over 100 m with her personal best of 10.85 seconds.[1]

Pierre represented Haiti at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 100 m sprint and placed fourth in her first round heat, which normally meant elimination. However, her time of 11.52 was among the ten fastest losing times, resulting in a second round spot. There she failed to qualify for the semi finals as her time of 11.56 was the fifth time of her race.[2]

At the 2015 Pan American Games, she set the games record of 10.92 seconds in the preliminary round. In the final, she was slightly slower and went home with the bronze medal.[3]

Personal records[edit]

Haitian national records[edit]

  • 100-meter dash – 11.18 (2009) NR
  • 60-meter dash – 7.18 (2010) NR

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2008 NACAC U23 Championships Toluca, Mexico 4th 100 m 11.45
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd 100 m 11.40
Olympic Games Beijing, China 31st (q-finals) 100 m 11.56
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd 100 m 11.25
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 43.10
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 4th 60 m 7.14
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Ontario, Canada 3rd 100 m 11.01
1st 4 × 100 m relay 42.58
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 100m 11.12 (wind: -0.1 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 42.24
2017 DécaNation Angers, France 1st 100 m 11.27

See also[edit]


  • nb The IAAF lists Pierre's birth year as 1986,[4] but other sources state the year as 1987.[5][6]


  1. ^ 100 Metres - women - senior - outdoor - 2013. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-07-27.
  2. ^ "Athlete biography: Barbara Pierre". Archived from the original on 2009-05-11. Retrieved August 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2015-07-23). Henderson jumps world-leading 8.52m at Pan American Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-07-27.
  4. ^ Barbara Pierre. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-07-27.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Barbara Pierre". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  6. ^ Barbara Pierre. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2015-07-27.

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