Ann Mercken
Personal information
Born (1974-05-06) 6 May 1974 (age 47)
Hasselt, Belgium
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb) (1996)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres hurdles
ClubAVT Hasselt

Ann Mercken (born 6 May 1974 in Hasselt[1]) is a retired Belgian athlete who specialised in the 400 metres hurdles.[2] She represented her country at the 1996 Summer Olympics reaching the semifinals. She also competed at the 1999 World Championships.

Her personal best in the event is 54.95, set in 1996. This was the national record until Paulien Couckuyt improved it to 54.90 at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1995 Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 6th 400 m hurdles 56.65
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th (sf) 400 m hurdles 54.95
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 18th (h) 400 m hurdles 57.39
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 8th 400 m hurdles 56.05
World Championships Seville, Spain 21st (h) 400 m hurdles 55.84
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 5th 400 m hurdles 56.42
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 11th (h) 400 m hurdles 57.02