Nadia Davy (born 24 December 1980) is a Jamaican American 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.

Nadia Davy
Personal information
National teamJamaica
Born (1980-12-24) 24 December 1980 (age 39)
Jamaica
ResidenceBridgeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma materLouisiana State University
Occupationinstructional aide, assistant track and field coach
EmployerBridgeton High School
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Sport
CountryJamaica
Sporttrack and field
Event(s)400m, 4x400m relay
University teamLouisiana State University
Achievements and titles
National finalsJAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships: 1st Place in 400m (50.76)
Olympic finals2004 Athens Summer Olympics
Updated on 4 February 2016.

Early lifeEdit

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.

CollegeEdit

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]

OlympicsEdit

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]

TodayEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Women's Indoor Track Earns Henry's 24th National Title". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Track & Field and Cross Country Statistics". Athletic.net. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  5. ^ "IAAF: Powell powers to 9.91 – Jamaican Championships". iaaf.org. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  6. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Nadia Davy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Olympic medalist Nadia Davy sets example for young Bridgeton track and field team". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 2 February 2016.