Imani-Lara Lansiquot

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Lansiquot in 2018

Imani-Lara Lansiquot (born 17 December 1997) is an English sprinter who competes mainly in the 100 metres. She finished fourth in the 100 metres finals at both the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships and the 2017 European U23 Championships. She also won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2018 European Championships. Her 100 metres best of 11.11 secs, ranks her sixth on the UK all-time list.

Career[edit]

Born in Peckham,[1] Lansiquot first ran inside 12 seconds for the 100 metres as a 15-year-old, winning the Surrey Schools Championships in 11.98 in June 2013 and winning the English Schools Championships in 11.91 in July 2013.[2]

Lansiquot ran 11.56 secs in her heat at the 2015 European Junior Championships, before going on to finish fifth in the final in 11.74.[3] She then won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay. The following year, she ran 11.17 secs in her heat at the 2016 World U20 Championships, to move to second on the UK under 20 all-time list behind Dina Asher-Smith (11.14 in 2014). She finished fourth in the final with 11.37 secs. She also finished fourth in the 100 metres final at the 2017 European U23 Championships in 11.58.

At the 2018 Anniversary Games in London, Lansiquot ran a season's best of 11,19 secs in her heat, before improving her personal best to 11.11 in the final, to move to sixth on the UK all-time list. She ranks eighth on the UK all-time 60 metres list with 7.21 secs (2018).

In August 2018 at the European Championships in Berlin, Lansiquot finished sixth in the 100 metres final in 11.14 secs, before winning a gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay.[4]

Lansiquot is studying psychology at King's College London.[5]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2015 European Junior Championships Eskilstuna, Sweden 5th 100 m 11.74
1st 4 × 100 m 44.18
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 100 m 11.37
2017 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 100 m 11.58
2018 Athletics World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st 4 × 100 m 42.52
European Championships Berlin, Germany 6th 100 m 11.14
1st 4 × 100 m 41.80

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Imani-Lara Lansiquot". IAAF. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "100 metres Women Overall All-time". Power of 10. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ "Fast Runner: Imani-Lara Lansiquot". Fast Running. Retrieved 9 June 2018.