Novlene Willams-Mills

Novlene Willams-Mills Novlene Willams-Mills

Residence:        Gainesville, Florida

Education:        Ferncourt High School, University of Florida

Specialty:        400 metres

Personal Best:    200 metres 23.39; 400 metres 49.63

Best performances:  Bronze medal at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Bronze medal at the 2006 IAAF World Cup in Athens, Greece. Bronze medal at the 2008 World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany. Bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

Height (m / in):    1.67/5'5''

Weight (kg / lbs):    55/121

International Debut:        2003 (Pan American Games, 6th in the 400m).

-  2004 Olympics Athens:  3rd in the semi final of the 400m (50.85).

-  2004 Athens Olympics:       4x400m relay Bronze medal (3:22.00)

-  2005 Helsinki:                4x400m relay Silver medal

-  2007 Osaka:                   4x400m relay Silver medal

-  2007 Osaka:                   400 m Bronze medal

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Trivia Q & A » Q. Who was the oldest athlete to take gold in an individual event at the championships? A. Steffi Nerius. Nerius was 37 at the time of the championships and won gold in the women's javelin throw. Nerius had taken bronze in each of the previous three world championships, and took silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Her title in 2009 was her first win at a global championships.

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