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. Which runner controversially won the women's 800m by over two seconds? A. Caster Semenya. Semenya, who was just 18 years old at the time, won the 800m in a time of 1:55.45, despite questions surrounding her gender. Her title was later upheld by the IAAF.

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