Jamaica Olympics: Profile 400m women runners Novlene Williams-Mills, Rosemarie Whyte, Christine Day


Novlene Williams-Mills, Rosemarie Whyte and Christine Day are Jamaica’s representatives in the 400 metres at the London 2012 Olympics.

All three ladies have made it through to the second round or semi-finals of the 2012 Games and are expected to do their best and represent the country in the finals. Novlene lead most of the way in her heat to take first place; meanwhile both Rosemarie and Christine held on for second place.

Novlene Williams-Mills

According to Wikipedia Novlene Hilaire Williams-Mills (born April 26, 1982), née Novlene Hilaire

Williams is a track and field athlete who competes internationally for Jamaica. She was initially a bronze medalist in the 4 x 400 m relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Her medal and position for the Athens Games were upgraded on March 15, 2009, by the IAAF, following the disqualification of the USA team because of a doping violation by one of their runners.[1]

At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, she won (together with Shericka Williams, Ronetta Smith and Lorraine Fenton) a silver medal. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, she won a bronze medal over 400 meters.

Williams attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she was a member of coach Tom Jones’ Florida Gators track and field team. She graduated from university with a bachelor’s degree in 2004.


4 x World Championships Silver medallist
2 x Olympic Games Bronze medallist
1 x World Championships Bronze medallist
2 x Olympic Games finalist
7 x World Championships finalist
3 x World Athletics Final Silver medallist
1 x World Athletics Final Bronze medallist
1 x World Indoor Championships Bronze medallist

Rosemarie Whyte

Personal Bests
Event Result Wind Venue Date
100m 11.4 Kirkvine (JAM) 22.02.2006
200m 22.74 1.1 Salamanca (ESP) 08.07.2009
400m 49.84 London (GBR) 06.08.2011
4x400m 03:18.7 Daegu (KOR) 03.09.2011
World Rankings – Rosemarie Whyte
Event Place Score    
Women’s 400m 7 1282
Women’s Overall Ranking 96 1282
Honours – Rosemarie Whyte
2 x World Championships Silver medallist
1 x Olympic Games Bronze medallist
2 x Olympic Games finalist
2 x World Championships finalist

Christine Day

Event Result Venue Date
60m ind. 7.7 Fargo (USA) 27.02.2011
200m 23.78 Velenje (SLO) 01.07.2010
200m ind. 24.76 Nampa (USA) 05.02.2011
400m 50.85 Kingston (JAM) 30.06.2012
400m ind. 56.48 Fargo (USA) 28.02.2011
4x100m 46.69 Claremont (USA) 10.04.2010
4x400m 03:23.8 Philadelphia (USA) 30.04.2011
Christine Day – ANNUAL BESTS: 
Event Result Venue Date
200m 24.16 Kingston (JAM) 28.01.2012
400m 50.85 Kingston (JAM) 30.06.2012

London 2012 Olympics 400 metres Track and Field Schedule:

Friday, August 03, 2012 Morning Session 6:00 AM Women 400 Metres Heats
Saturday, August 04, 2012 Afternoon session 2:05 PM Women 400 Metres Semi-Final
Sunday, August 05, 2012 Afternoon session 3:10 PM Women 400 Metres Final



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