Nikkita Holder at "Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern" 2012, Lucerne, Switzerland
7 May 1987 |
East York, Ontario
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Sport||100 m hurdles|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m hurdles: 12.80 Calgary, 2012|
Nikkita Holder (born May 7, 1987 in East York, Ontario) is a Canadian track and field athlete of Barbadian descent who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles. Holder won the bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in her home country and city in Toronto.
Holder competed at the 2015 Pan American Games. This event took place just one month after her father's death, in the finals she ran toward a bronze setting a season's best at 12.85. After the race she said "Since he’s passed, right before I race I kind of have this moment when I get teary-eyed. It kind of lets me know that he’s here. Getting this medal is a confirmation of my training, how hard I’ve worked emotionally and physically. I’m pretty pleased with myself."
|2006||World Junior Championships||Beijing, China||12th (sf)||100m hurdles||13.94 (wind: -1.6 m/s)|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||6th||100 m hurdles||12.93|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||6th||60 m hurdles||8.09|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||16th (sf)||100 m hurdles||13.00|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||20th (h)||100 m hurdles||12.921|
1Disqualified in the semifinals
- Rio 2016 bio
- Sean Fitz-Gerald (July 21, 2015). "Canada's Nikkita Holder earns bronze in 100-metre hurdles at Pan Am Games just a month after father's death". National Post.
- Hossain, Asif (11 July 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Canadian hurdler Nikkita Holder announces she's pregnant". CBC News. May 21, 2013.
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