PARCHMENT Hansle < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Jamaica   
Gender Men
Born 17 Jun 1990 in Port Morant, JAM
Height1.96 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Psychology - University of the West Indies: Kingston, JAM
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up athletics at high school.
Why this sport? He watched a sports day at high school and was fascinated by athletics, so he joined the team the following year.
Club / Team University of the West Indies: Kingston, JAM
Name of coach Fitz Coleman [personal], JAM
General Interest
Hero / Idol Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles. (ucoz.com, 03 Nov 2011)
Injuries He suffered an ankle injury at the 2013 National Championships in Jamaica. (jamaica-gleaner.com, 07 Apr 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Seizing the opportunities, clearing and breaking barriers." (Twitter profile, 22 Apr 2016)
Ambitions To reach the 110m hurdles final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (jamaica-star.com, 08 Feb 2016)
Other information NATIONAL FIRSTS
He became the first person representing Jamaica to win a medal in the 110m hurdles at both the Olympic Games and world championships when he claimed bronze in London in 2012 and silver in Beijing, People's Republic of China, in 2015. In 2014 he became the first Jamaican to record a time below 13.00s in the 110m hurdles when he ran 12.94s at the Diamond League event in Paris, France. (jamaicaobserver.com, 13 Jan 2016; jamaicaobserver.com, 06 Jul 2014; jamaica-gleaner.com, 12 Jun 2013)