|Full name||David Harvey Dunford|
September 29, 1988 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|College team||Stanford University|
David Harvey Dunford (born September 29, 1988 in Nairobi) is a swimmer from Kenya who specializes in sprint freestyle. He is an African champion, Commonwealth Games finalist and the second Kenyan swimmer in history to qualify for the Olympic Games (the first one is his older brother Jason Dunford). He belongs to the White minority in Kenya.
At the 2006 Short Course World Championships in Shanghai he reached the 200 metres backstroke final, finishing 8th. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he participated several races, the best result being reaching a final and finishing 7th at 50 metres freestyle. Later that year, at the 2006 African Swimming Championships he won 100 metres and 200 metres backstroke, becoming the first Kenyan African Champion alongside his brother Jason. David Dunford was selected as the Most Promising Sportsman in Kenya in 2006.
David Dunford competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He participated the 50 metres freestyle race, finishing 20th overall in heats and missing the semifinals by only 0.12 seconds. He did not participate the 2008 African Swimming Championships due to his studies.
David is son to Martin and Geraldine Dunford. Martin Dunford is the Chairman of the Tamarind Group, which owns the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, Geraldine, granddaughter to the famous Abraham Block, founder of Block Hotels is the marketing executive. Martin is also the vice chairman of the Kenya Swimming Federation and the patron of the Nairobi Amateur Swimming Association (NASA). He has two brothers, Robert and Jason. Robert, is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he was captain of the Rugby Club. Jason is also a swimmer and represents Kenya.
After early childhood in Kenya, he went to Marlborough College, a secondary school in the United Kingdom, after which he attended Stanford University in California, where he studied Management Science and Engineering.
- Kenya:Olympic Kings?
- Swimrankings.net profile - Season 2005
- Swimrannkings.net FINA: 8th World Short Course Championships
- The Standard February 23, 2007 Kipchirchir, Jepkosgei named Soya winners
- 2008 FINA Short Course World Championships - Men's 50m freestyle
- 2008 FINA Short Course World Championships - Men's 100m freestyle
- The Standard, August 15, 2008: Jason shatters Olympic record
- Daily Nation, December 2, 2008: Brunlehner claims new record
- 2009 Summer Universiade results service: Men's 50m Freestyle Finals Final A
- Omega Timing: Swimming at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 50m freestyle semifinals race
- World Investment News, June 18, 1999: Interview with Mr. Martin Dunford
- Daily Nation, July 14, 2007: ALL AFRICA GAMES: Dunford proves his mettle
- Stanford University profile