Kim BATTEN

Kim Batten - U.S.A. - 1995 World 400m hurdles Champion with World Record.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 08 August 1995

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Saturday, 29 March 1969
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      McRae, Georgia, U.S.A.
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Kim BATTEN - U.S.A. - 1995 World 400m hurdles Champion with World Record.

Kim Battenc clears the final hurdle of the women's 400m at

the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg, where  she broke the

World Record with a new time of 52.61 seconds.



Women's 400m. Hurdles Final.

World Athletics Championships 1995.

 
1. Kim BATTEN   USA   52.61   WR  
2. Tonja Buford-Bailey   USA   52.62
3. Deon Hemmings   JAM   53.48
4. Heike Meissner   GER   54.86
5. Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova   UKR   54.94
6. Silvia Rieger   GER   55.01
7. Ionela Tirlea   ROM   55.46
8. Natalya Torshina   KZK   56.75

 

 

 

Kim Batten pictured at the 1997 World Athletics Championship in Athens.

Kim, defending champion,  won the bronze medal in the women's 400m hurdles.

Photo George Herringshaw. ©

 

The previous year, at the 1996 Olympic Games, she won the silver medal -

in the City of her birth, Atlanta.

 


Women's 400m. Hurdles Final.

Olympic Games 1996.





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1. Deon Hemmings   JAM   52.82
2. Kim BATTEN   USA   53.08
3. Tonja Buford-Bailey   USA   53.22
4. Debbie Parris   JAM   53.97
5. Heike Meissner   GER   54.03
6. Rosey Edeh   CAN   54.39
7. Ionela Tirlea   ROM   54.40
8. Silvia Rieger   GER   54.57

 

 

 

Women's 400m. Hurdles Final.

World Athletics Championships 1997.





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1. Nezha Bidouane   MAR   52.97
2. Deon Hemmings   JAM   53.09
3. Kim BATTEN   USA   53.52
4. Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova   UKR   53.81
5. Debbie-Ann Parris   JAM   54.19
6. Tonja Buford-Bailey   USA   54.77
7. Susan Smith-Walsh   IRL   55.25
8. Andrea Blackett   BAR   55.63

 

 

In 1999 an injury to a nerve in her foot caused her to miss most of the season.

 

Championship 400 mh Record.

1991 US Outdoor Champion
1994 US Outdoor Champion
1995 US Outdoor Champion
1995 World Champion at Gothenburg, Sweden
1996 Olympic silver medal at Atlanta, Georgia
1996 US Outdoor Champion
1997 US Outdoor Champion
1997 World bronze medal at Athens, Greece
1998 World Cup bronze medal
1998 US Outdoor Champion 

 

ANNUAL PROGRESS.

 

2005    55.58    Carson, CA    24 JUN
2004    56.31    Atlanta, GA    15 MAY

2001    55.80    Torino    09 JUN
2000    54.70    Sacramento, CA    17 JUL
1999    53.99    Sevilla    28 MAY
1998    52.74    Monaco    08 AUG
1997    52.97    Indianapolis   14 JUN
1996    53.08    Atlanta    31 JUL
1995    52.61    Göteborg   11 AUG (personal best)
1994    53.72    Nice    18 JUL
1993    53.84    Stuttgart   19 AUG
1991    53.98    Tokyo   29 AUG