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Kirani James Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
Gouyave, Grenada
31 years old
Birth Date
September 1 1992

Kirani James Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
University of Alabama

About Kirani James

Kirani James is a popular Olympic Medal-winning athlete in the 200-400 m sprinting tracks.

Since his debut at 14, James has been on a meteoric rise, has broken several records, and is considered the fifth fastest man on the planet. He has also been titled the world champion and won many awards for his contribution to sports.

He lives in Grenada as of 2022. He last appeared at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kirani James Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kirani James’ net worth?

Kirani James has a net worth of $1 million. His primary source of income is his work as an athlete and brand sponsorship deals.

How much does Kirani James earn per year?

The annual income of Kirani James is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kirani James?

Kirani James stands 6 ft 2 in (191 cm) tall.

How old is Kirani James?

Kirani James will celebrate his 30th birthday in 2022. He was born on September 1, 1992, and his birth sign is Virgo.

Childhood And Education

Kirani James was born to his father, Jurani Marshall, and his mother, Annie James, in Gouyave, Grenada. Kirani James took a deep interest in sports and athletics from an early age through his father, a basketball coach.

He attended the Grenada Boys' Secondary School and later enrolled at the University of Alabama through an athletic scholarship.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Kirani James dating?

Kirani James is single and is not dating anyone as of 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kirani James is best known as a professional sprinter who holds the Olympic gold medal and is also the world champion in sprinting on the 400 m track. The promising athlete entered the tracks at a very young age and started breaking records at 14.

Making his debut at the Intercol Games in the 200-400 m tracks, he won his first gold medal at the CARIFTA Games. Later, he scored 46.96 sec at the 2007 World Youth Championships.

The following year, Kirani James held his title at the CARIFTA Games and appeared at the World Junior Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games. Throughout 2009, the Grenadian athlete would appear in many tournaments, significantly contributing to his fame.

Kirani James started his career on the international stage through the University of Alabama, where he would break the 10-year-old record with 45.79 sec in the 400 m. In 2010, he won the World Junior Championships in Athletics, becoming one of the nine runners to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior levels.

During his senior year at the University of Alabama, James made his professional debut at the London Grand Prix Diamond League, setting a personal record at 44.61 sec.

James set many world records during his professional career, even becoming the fastest man ever in 2011. After winning gold at the 2012 Olympics, James was hailed as an inspiration in Grenada, and a commemorative stamp and a stadium were built in his honor.

Throughout his career, he amassed a large following both in his home country and on an international stage. He was named the sportsperson of the year by several publications.

What awards has Kirani James won?

  • As an athlete, Kirani James holds a stellar record in both World Championships and the Olympics. He is the first athlete ever to win Olympic gold medal from Grenada. He also won bronze and silver medals in 2020 and 2016, respectively.
  • In the World Championships, James took the gold medals at the 2011 Daegu Championships and returned in 2015 to win the bronze medal.
  • Kirani James was also the recipient of the Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire for his service to sports.

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