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Barbara Pierre (born April 28, 1986) is a Haitian-born American track and field sprint athlete who competed internationally for the United States. Her specialty is the 60-meter dash and the 100-meter dash. She had her highest world ranking in 2013, when she was the fourth fastest sprinter in the world over 100 m with her personal best of 10.85 seconds. Pierre represented Haiti at the 2008 Summer Olympics in
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. She competed at the 100 m sprint and placed fourth in her first round heat, which normally meant elimination. However, her time of 11.52 was among the ten fastest losing times, resulting in a second round spot. There she failed to qualify for the semi finals as her time of 11.56 was the fifth time of her race. At the 2015 Pan American Games, she set the games record of 10.92 seconds in the preliminary round. In the final, she was slightly slower and went home with the bronze medal. Pierre would continue to compete until the age of 35 when she would retire and take up coaching at her alma mater St. Augustine University as a Volunteer Assistant.


Personal records

* 50-meter dash – 6.22 (2012) * 60-meter dash – 7.00 (2016) * 100-meter dash – 10.85 (2013) * 200-meter dash – 23.23 (2010) *200-meter dash indoor – 23.62 (2010)


Haitian national records

*100-meter dash – 11.18 (2009) *60-meter dash – 7.18 (2010)


International competitions


See also

* List of Haitian Americans


Notes

* The IAAF lists Pierre's birth year as 1986, but other sources state the year as 1987.Barbara Pierre
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* * * * * 1986 births Living people Sportspeople from Port-au-Prince Track and field athletes from North Carolina American female sprinters Haitian female sprinters Olympic athletes of Haiti Athletes (track and field) at the 2008 Summer Olympics World Athletics Indoor Championships winners Pan American Games gold medalists for the United States Pan American Games bronze medalists for the United States Pan American Games medalists in athletics (track and field) Athletes (track and field) at the 2011 Pan American Games Athletes (track and field) at the 2015 Pan American Games Haitian emigrants to the United States Pan American Games silver medalists for the United States People from Knightdale, North Carolina USA Indoor Track and Field Championships winners Medalists at the 2011 Pan American Games Medalists at the 2015 Pan American Games Olympic female sprinters 21st-century American women {{US-sprint-athletics-bio-stub