David Neville (athlete)

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David Neville
Neville (falling) at the 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 30)
Merrillville, Indiana
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Sport Running
Event(s) 400 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

200m: 20.39 (West Lafayette, 2004)

400m: 44.61 (Eugene, 2008)

David Neville (born June 1, 1984) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 400 meters and two-time medalist (one gold, one bronze) in the Summer Olympics. A native of Merrillville, Indiana, Neville became the first individual track and field medalist out of Indiana University since Willie May won silver in the 110-meter hurdles in 1960.


Neville attended Merrillville High School from 1998-2002 where he ran track & field. He then moved to Indiana University where he competed from 2003 until 2006 winning several individual Big Ten conference titles and being named an All American.

At the 2008 Summer Olympic, Neville won a bronze medal in the men's 400 m with a time of 44.80 seconds. At the finish line, he dived forward on the wet track to win the bronze by 0.04 seconds.[1] Neville then teamed with LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, and Jeremy Wariner in the 4x400 m relay to finish first with an Olympic record time of 2:55.39. Neville clocked a split of 44.16 seconds.[2]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Venue Date
200 m 20.39 (9.8 m/s) West Lafayette May 16, 2004
400 m 44.61 Eugene July 3, 2008


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