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Calvin Davis (born April 2, 1972 in Eutaw, Alabama) is a former American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 meters, though his fame comes from his success in the 400 meter hurdles.

Calvin Davis
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BornApril 2, 1972 (1972-04-02) (age 47)
Eutaw, Alabama, U.S.

Davis ran for the United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States where he won the bronze medal in the men's 400 meter hurdles event.

Davis competed collegiately for the University of Arkansas, primarily as a flat 400 meter sprinter, not learning the hurdles until later. He won the NCAA Indoor 400 meter title in 1993 and 1994. In 2013 he was inducted into the University of Arkansas Athletic Hall of Honor.[1]


Davis stayed among the best 400 meter hurdlers in the US for a number of years, as evidenced by his rankings from Track and Field News[2][3]

Year Event World rank US rank
1996 400 m Hurdles 4th 3rd
1997 400 m Hurdles - 7th
1998 400 m Hurdles - 4th
1999 400 m Hurdles 10th 4th
2000 400 m Hurdles - 6th
2001 400 m Hurdles - 4th