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. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the men's 5000m and 10,000m, after achieving the same feat at the previous year's Olympics. Prior to Bekele, who was the last man to win the 5000m and 10000m at the same World Championships? A. Bekele was the first-ever. While the feat has been accomplished several times at the Olympics, Bekele was the first man to have done it at the World Championships.

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