Kyron McMaster

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Kyron McMaster
Bydgoszcz 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships, 400m hurdles men final8 23-07-2016.jpg
Kyron McMaster in 2016
Personal information
Born (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 22)
Road Town, British Virgin Islands[1]
EducationCentral Arizona College
University of Florida
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Event(s)400 m hurdles
College teamFlorida Gators[2]
Coached byDag Samuels (–2017)
Lennox Graham (2017–)

Kyron McMaster (born 3 January 1997) is an athlete from the British Virgin Islands specialising in the 400 metres hurdles.[3]

He represented his country at the 2017 World Championships where he finished in the top three in his heat only to be disqualified for a lane infringement. Earlier, he won a bronze medal at the 2016 World U20 Championships.

His personal best in the event is 47.80 seconds set in Kingston in 2017.[4] This is the current national record.

His coach, Xavier "Dag" Samuels died on September 9, 2017 during Hurricane Irma.[5]

McMaster won the British Virgin Islands' first ever Commonwealth Games medal (a gold) in the 400 m hurdles in 2018.[6][7]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  British Virgin Islands
2012 Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships
San Salvador, El Salvador 12th (h) 400 m 50.84
7th High jump 1.85 m
2013 CARIFTA Games (U17) Nassau, Bahamas 7th 200 m 22.36 (w)
5th 400 m 49.29
World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 62nd (h) 200 m 22.55
2014 CARIFTA Games (U18) Fort-de-France, Martinique 6th 400 m 49.10
3rd 400 m hurdles (84 cm) 52.85
World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 43rd (h) 400 m hurdles 54.21
Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China 400 m hurdles (84 cm) DQ
2015 Pan American Junior Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st (h) 400 m hurdles 50.161
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd 400 m hurdles 49.56
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 400 m hurdles DQ
2017 IAAF Diamond League Various venues 1st 400 m hurdles 48.07
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st 400 m hurdles 48.25
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 1st 400 m hurdles 47.60
NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 1st 400 m hurdles 48.18

1Did not finish in the final


  1. ^ "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ "400m Hurdler Kyron Mcmaster Signs with the Florida Gators". The Island Sun. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ Kyron McMaster at IAAF
  4. ^ All-Athletics profile
  5. ^ "Kyron McMaster's Track Coach 'Dag' Samuels Passes Away In Hurricane Irma". FloTrack. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  6. ^ Kelner, Martha (12 April 2018). "Kyron McMaster lets the tears flow after gold follows coach's death". The Guardian. London, England. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ Scott, Chris (12 April 2018). "A year after Hurricane Irma, Kyron McMaster wins BVI's first Commonwealth medal". CNN. Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Retrieved 13 April 2018.