Brigitte Foster-Hylton

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Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Personal information
Nationality  Jamaica
Born (1974-11-07) 7 November 1974 (age 42)
Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 m hurdles

Brigitte Foster-Hylton O.D (born 7 November 1974 in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican 100m hurdler. She was the World Champion over 100m hurdles in 2009.

Like fellow Jamaican hurdler Delloreen Ennis-London she was not a successful hurdler until 2000, when she lowered her personal best by 65/100[clarification needed]. Having improved greatly, she finished 8th at the 2000 Olympics. In Athens 2004 she pulled out of the semi finals.

Foster-Hylton won the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships and the bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships.

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing Foster-Hylton finished 6th in the final, but was only two-hundredths of a second behind the silver medallist.

Foster-Hylton's greatest achievement came in 2009 when she became World Champion at 100 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Berlin. She had previously won the 100 metres hurdles titles at both the Pan American Games (in 2003) and the Commonwealth Games (in 2006).

She is married to the group managing director of National Commercial Bank Jamaica, Patrick Hylton, since 2005.[1][2][3]

Personal bests[edit]


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 100 m hurdles
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 8th 100 m hurdles
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada semi-finals 100 m hurdles
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 2nd 100 m hurdles
IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 2nd 100 m hurdles
2003 World Championships Paris, France 2nd 100 m hurdles
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican R. 1st 100 m hurdles
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece semi-finals 100 m hurdles
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 100 m hurdles
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 1st 100 m hurdles
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th 100 m hurdles
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 100 m hurdles
2009 IAAF World Athletics Final Thesaloniki, Greek 1st 100 m hurdles
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea semi-finals 100 m hurdles
2012 Olympic Games London, England heats 100 m hurdles


  1. ^ Ellington, Barbara (10 July 2011). "One on One with Patrick Hylton". The Gleaner. Gleaner Company. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "NCB celebrates over 400 employees' Record Time". NCB Newsroom. NCB Jamaica. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tatler.2005 Wrap". All Woman. Jamaica Observer. 9 January 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Gail Devers
Women's 100m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Joanna Hayes