REECE Shakera Kiella Valena < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Barbados   
Gender Women
Born 31 Aug 1988
Height1.63 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Barbados
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education Human Movement Studies - Rice University: Houston, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started the sport in 1995 while she was in Selah Primary School.
Why this sport? She liked running at school sports in primary school.
Name of coach Michael Gaskin
Coach from which country? Barbados
Coach from what year? 2005
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Barbados
Tournament Pan American Games
Location Rio de Janeiro
General Interest
Hobbies Singing, writing and listening to music. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in the women's U20 100m dash at the 2007 Carifta Games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Realise your potential, from potential to performance". (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)

"Never say never, I can be what I want to be." (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours Recipient of the 2010 Rice University Stancliff Award for Academic Achievement and outstanding track and field performance. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2010)

2011 Won the prestigious Barbados President's Award. (barbadosadvocate.com, 04 Dec 2011)
Ambitions To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2010)