Lacena Golding-Clarke

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Lacena Golding-Clarke
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester 100 m hurdles
CAC Junior Championships (U17)
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Havana 100 m hurdles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Havana Long jump
Junior (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1993 Fort-de-France Long Jump
Silver medal – second place 1993 Fort-de-France Triple Jump
Silver medal – second place 1992 Nassau High Jump
Silver medal – second place 1992 Nassau Long Jump
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Fort-de-France High Jump
Youth (U17)
Gold medal – first place 1991 Port of Spain High Jump
Gold medal – first place 1991 Port of Spain Discus Throw
Silver medal – second place 1991 Port of Spain Long Jump
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Bridgetown High Jump

Lacena Golding-Clarke (born March 20, 1975 in Clarendon, Jamaica) is a retired female hurdling athlete from Jamaica. She represented Jamaica at the Summer Olympics in 1996, 2000 and 2004, and took part in the World Championships in Athletics on five separate occasions.


She began her career as a long jumper and she participated in this event at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. Her personal best jump is 6.87 metres, achieved in June 1998 in Kingston.

She won a gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Her personal best time is 12.68 seconds, achieved in June 2005 in Kingston. Other high points of her hurdles career included a bronze at the 2003 Pan American Games and a bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

She retired from track and field in 2010 after having reached her sixth consecutive 60 m final at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1989 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Bridgetown, Barbados 3rd High jump 1.58 m
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Havana, Cuba 3rd 100 m hurdles 15.07   (-0.3 m/s)
7th High jump 1.55 m
3rd Long jump 5.44 m   (0.1 m/s)
5th Discus throw 30.20 m
1991 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st High jump 1.62 m
2nd Long jump 5.92 m
1st Discus throw 31.44 m
1992 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 2nd High jump 1.66 m
2nd Long jump 6.15 m
World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 6th Long jump 6.09 m   (0.3 m/s)
1993 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Fort-de-France, Martinique 3rd High jump 1.64 m
1st Long jump 6.07 m
2nd Triple jump 12.27 m
4th Javelin throw 36.86 m
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 6th Long jump 6.27 m   (1.7 m/s)
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th (q) Long jump 6.45 m   (1.2 m/s)
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 12th (q) Long jump 6.50 m   (-0.1 m/s)
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 3rd Long jump 6.49
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st Long jump 6.52
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 11th (q) Long jump 6.39 m   (0.7 m/s)
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th 60 m hurdles 8.24
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 1st 100 m hurdles 12.77   (0.6 m/s)
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 4th 60 m hurdles 7.92
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, DR 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.79   (-0.3 m/s)
3rd 4x100 m relay 43.71
World Championships Paris, France 8th 100 m hurdles 12.87   (-0.2 m/s)
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 100 m hurdles 13.10   (1.3 m/s)
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 60 m hurdles 7.89
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 100 m hurdles 12.73   (1.5 m/s)
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.69   (1.0 m/s)
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 6th 60 m hurdles 7.94
Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 4th 100 m hurdles 13.01   (-0.3 m/s)
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.85   (0.5 m/s)
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.76   (0.3 m/s)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Reid, Paul A (2010-03-31). Veteran hurdler hangs up spikes. Jamaica Observer. Retrieved on 2010-04-02.
  2. ^ Lacena Golding-Clarke - Photos (in French),, retrieved 27 March 2012