Nadia Davy

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Nadia Davy
Personal information
National team Jamaica
Born (1980-12-24) 24 December 1980 (age 36)
Jamaica
Residence Bridgeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Occupation instructional aide, assistant track and field coach
Employer Bridgeton High School
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 119 lb (54 kg)
Sport
Country Jamaica
Sport track and field
Event(s) 400m, 4x400m relay
University team Louisiana State University
Achievements and titles
National finals JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships: 1st Place in 400m (50.76)
Olympic finals 2004 Athens Summer Olympics
Updated on 4 February 2016.

Nadia Davy (born 24 December 1980) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She was a bronze medalist in the 4 x 400 meter relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Early life[edit]

Davy was born in Jamaica but grew up in Bridgeton, New Jersey. She graduated from Bridgeton High School, where she ran track, in 1999.[1] She set a Bridgeton High School record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.04 seconds.[2] She earned six state titles in high school, including ones in the 1999 indoor and outdoor 400 meter championships.

College[edit]

Davy went to Louisiana State University to run track after high school. She was a seven-time All American at LSU and currently holds the school record[3] in the Women's 400 meters with a time of 50.66 seconds, which she set in 2003 in her junior year.[4]

Davy qualified for the 2004 Jamaican Olympic team after a first-place finish in the 400 meter (50.76 seconds) at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.[5]

Olympics[edit]

Davy ran two events in Athens, the 400 meter individual and the 4x400 meter relay. In the 400 meter, she ran a time of 52.04 seconds and did not place.

She won a bronze medal for the 4 x 400 meter relay (3:22:00). Davy contributed a time of 50.24 seconds during the third leg.[6]

Today[edit]

Davy lives in Bridgeton, New Jersey where she works at her high school as an instructional aide and assistant track coach.[7] She has a son and daughter and is currently working toward a master's degree in counseling from Wilmington University in Delaware.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Scott. "Bridgeton's Davy Runs Wild At States The Jamaica Native Set Records In The 200 And 400. Her Coach Thinks She Will Only Improve.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1 June 1998. Accessed 21 December 2014. "That's because Bridgeton's Nadia Davy eclipsed their times in the 200 and 400 to set both records."
  2. ^ "Olympic medalist Nadia Davy sets example for young Bridgeton track and field team". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Women's Indoor Track Earns Henry's 24th National Title". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Track & Field and Cross Country Statistics". Athletic.net. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  5. ^ "IAAF: Powell powers to 9.91 – Jamaican Championships". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  6. ^ "Nadia Davy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Olympic medalist Nadia Davy sets example for young Bridgeton track and field team". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 2016-02-02.