Is Melanie Walker, who has the Olympic record of 52.64 seconds on the 400 meters hurdles, which she won in Beijing 2008. It took it further down to 52.42, in August of the following year during the World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, thus achieving the second fastest time in history. The world record continues to be that of the Russian Yuliva Pechenkina, 52.34, and Melanie has not been the only Jamaican woman to secure Olympic success in this demanding category of hurdles, the other one is Deon Hemmings, who brought the gold to the island from Atlanta in 1996. The history of speed seems to be endless in a country that lives to the rhythm of reggae, the sea and the legs of athletes that run on the tracks of the world and who will soon compete in Rio de Janeiro.
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During the past 22 years Yndiana Montes has worked in numerous activities, including participation in trade fairs, conferences, media and regional tourism companies in order to make known to all of South America and Brazil, natural beauty and good practices the different actors in the Caribbean tourism industry. Sustainability actions of governments, communities, institutions and organizations are outlined here in Solocaribe.com, a media outlet serving the tourism industry, which for many years has been a pioneer in spreading throughout Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean Likewise, the positive actions that take place in the region and promote sustainable development practices.