17 June 1985 |
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb)|
|College team||Loughborough University|
|Club||Newham and Essex Beagles|
|Achievements and titles|
He made his first international junior appearance at the 2003 European Athletics Junior Championships, finishing fourth in the 200 m final. The following year he attended the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics and again reached the final, this time finishing in sixth place. His most accomplished performance to date on the senior athletics circuit is getting to the semi-finals of the European Championships in Athletics in 2006 and winning the 200 m at the national indoor championships in 2007. He won the 200 m bronze medal at the 2007 European Athletics U23 Championships, finishing behind Visa Hongisto and Vojtech Sulc.
In May 2009, Fifton took part in the 150 meters street race at the Great City Games in Manchester. He reached the final of the event and finished fourth with a time of 15.13 seconds, behind Ivory Williams, Marlon Devonish and Usain Bolt.
He won the 200 m at the European Athletics permit meet in Geneva in June with a new personal best of 20.46 seconds. This made him top of the European rankings in the event and improved his chances for a place in the 2009 European Team Championships. He was selected to run the 4×100 m relay and the 200 m at the competition. However, he suffered a hamstring injury in the relay race and Great Britain finished tenth. Teammate Dwain Chambers won as the stand-in 200 m runner.
|60 metres||6.61 s||Birmingham, England||16 February 2008|
|100 metres||10.16 s||Shanghai, China||28 September 2007|
|150 metres||15.13 s||Manchester, England||17 May 2009|
|200 metres (outdoor)||20.46 s||Geneva, Switzerland||6 June 2009|
|200 metres (indoor)||21.06 s||Sheffield, England||10 February 2007|
- All information taken from IAAF profile.
- on YouTube
- Rikki Fifton biography. UK Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-05-12.
- Fifton Rikki biography. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-12.
- 14 finals decided on thrilling afternoon of athletics on Day Three in Debrecen. European Athletics (2007-07-14). Retrieved on 2009-05-12.
- Carl Markham and Mark Butler (2009-05-17). Bolt runs 14.35 sec for 150m; covers 50m-150m in 8.70 sec!. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
- Dasaolu impresses in Geneva. Press Association (2009-06-07). Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
- Chambers stars as Britain finish third. Eurosport (2009-06-22). Retrieved on 2009-06-24.