David Neville (sprinter)
Neville (falling) at the 2008 Olympics
June 1, 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|Achievements and titles|
200m: 20.39 (West Lafayette, 2004)
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.
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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 dove forward on the wet track to win the bronze by 0.04 seconds. 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.
|Event 800||Time 44.61||Venue||Date|
|200 m||20.39 (9.8 m/s)||West Lafayette||May 16, 2004|
|400 m||44.61||Eugene||July 3, 2008|
Neville is a Christian.
- "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Final". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Final". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
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