Celebrating a Grenadian Hero: Kirani James Day

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Olympics+Day+11+Athletics+rxTZE0z_Rf2lOn September 1st, Grenada celebrates the birthday of Kirani James, our first Olympic medalist and island icon.

Grenada’s Olympic Gold and Silver medallist Kirani James celebrates his birthday on September 1st.

Born 1st September 1992, the Grenadian sprinter who

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15:  Silver medalist Kirani James of Grenada poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 400 metres on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 15: Silver medalist Kirani James of Grenada poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 400 metres on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

specializes in the 400 metres is now 24 years old.

James won the 400m at the World Championships in 2011 and the 2012 London Olympics.

He was Grenada’s first Olympic medallist in any sport.

James is the third fastest of all-time indoors (44.80 seconds).

James is one of only nine athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

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