Kimmari Roach

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Kimmari Roach (born 21 September 1990) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He has a personal best of 10.12 seconds and was a 60 metres finalist at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Roach is a member of Racers Track Club and is coached by Glen Mills.[1]

Born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica,[2] Roach competed at the Jamaican High School Champs as a teenager but did not reach the podium. He made his impact at national level in 2009, winning the Jamaican universities 100 m title and setting a personal best of 10.38 seconds for third at the Kingston Classic meet. He improved to 10.34 to win at the 2010 Penn Relays. At the Jamaican Athletics Championships he ran a new best of 10.13 seconds in the semi-final, then placed third in the 100 m final. He competed in Europe for the first time that year with a win at the Weltklasse in Biberach being his highlight. He was twice runner-up on the 2011 Brazilian Athletics Grand Prix circuit. Roach failed to improve upon his best or make the Jamaican 100 m final that year and the two years after.[3]

A performance of 6.59 seconds in the 60 metres to take third at the 2014 Millrose Games gained him selection for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. In the semi-final he had a personal best run of 6.55 seconds, but was a little slower in the final, placing eighth in a close race.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletes. Racers Track Club. Retrieved on 2014-03-09.
  2. ^ Kimmari Roach. Glasgow2014. Retrieved on 2014-08-07.
  3. ^ Kimmari Roach. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2014-03-09.
  4. ^ Kimmari Roach Archived 10 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Pace Sports Management. Retrieved on 2014-03-09.

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