Swiss luxury watch brand Maurice Lacroix has added hurdler Ditaji Kambundji to the ML Crew. Born in 2002, she is the fastest athlete in the world in the 100 m hurdles.
With such an impressive stride, this young athlete has made her debut appearance as one of the greatest talents in the 100 metre hurdles. In 2020, and at the young age of 18, she became the fastest hurdler in the world for her age group, stopping the clock at 13.07 seconds.
And one year on, the athlete’s fighting spirit is still flying high: «My ultimate goal is to take part in the Olympic Games», explains Ditaji, who is well on track as she has just claimed both the Swiss 60 metre hurdles title and Under-20 Swiss record with a time of 8.10 seconds.
The youngest of four sisters, she was introduced to running by watching them, who are all runners, including the sprinter and multiple medallist, Mujinga Kambundji.
Ditaji has already embraced several of the brand’s watches: «I love the AIKON. I think it’s young, stylish and sporty. But even more so than the watch’s aesthetics, I especially appreciate how affordable the brand is — the prices are very reasonable for luxury watches — and the relationships I’ve been able to forge with the team members. I am not just an ambassador for the brand, they want to join me on my journey, which is something that I really value».
Ditaji Kambundji’s Achievements
- 2021: Swiss 60 metre hurdles champion and Under-20 Swiss record holder
- 2020: Current 100 m hurdles Swiss champion
- 2019: Bronze medallist in the European Youth Olympic Festival in the 100 m hurdles