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Clement's family moved to the United States in 1998, where he became a successful high school athlete at La Porte, Texas winning both 110 and 400 metres hurdles at the USATF Youth Athletics Championships .
Clement became a US citizen in June 2004, and in July 2004 he won the gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Grosseto. He also won the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships in the same event.
On March 12 2005, representing the University of Florida, he broke the indoor world record for the 400m sprint at the NCAA indoor championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a time of 44.57 seconds. The record was held for ten years previously by Michael Johnson at 44.63 seconds.
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