David Neville (sprinter)

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David Neville
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Neville (falling) at the 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 32)
Merrillville, Indiana
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Website DavidNeville3.com
Sport
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.

Career[edit]

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.[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 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

Personal life[edit]

Neville is a Christian.

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