Tonique Williams-Darling Olympic athlete

Tonique Williams-Darling (born January 17, 1976 in Nassau, Bahamas) is a Bahamian sprint athlete. She won the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She attended the University of South Carolina, graduating with a bachelor's degree from the Moore School of Business in 1999. Williams-Darling had a breakout year in 2004. She started with a bronze medal at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary, running a personal best behind Russia's Natalya Nazarova and Olesya Krasnomovets. Then in July, at the Rome meeting of the IAAF Golden League, Tonique broke Mexican world champion Ana Guevara's 23 race winning streak in the 400 meter race. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece Williams-Darling beat Guevara again. In a head to head final straight, she proved to be more powerful than the Mexican runner who had been hampered with injuries and trained only on a limited basis prior to the Games. Winning the race, she became the Bahamas' first individual Olympic gold medalist. After the Olympics she secured the win in the overall Golden League-jackpot, cashing in US $500,000 after splitting the US $1M pot with Christian Olsson.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 17th, 1976
Nationality
Bahamas

Education

1. University of South Carolina Colleges/University

The University of South Carolina (also referred to as USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, with 7 surrounding satellite campuses. Its historic campus covers over 359 acres (145 ha) in downtown Columbia not far from the South Carolina State House. The University has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its research and engagement, has received a Top-10 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for being "most promising and innovative," and for decades has received annual recognition for its prestigious undergraduate and graduate International Business programs. It also houses the largest collection of Robert Burns and Scottish literature materials outside of Scotland.

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 545 mil. $
2012. 514 mil. $
2011. 494 mil. $
2010. 414 mil. $
2009. 391 mil. $
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Founded
1801
Headquarters
Osborne Administration Building, 29208 - Columbia, South Carolina
Undergraduates
2012. 23,363
2010. 21,385
2009. 20,453
Postgraduates
2012. 7,925
2010. 8,214
Acceptance rate
2012. 60.6 %
2010. 70.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.8 K $
2011. 10.2 K $
2010. 9.79 K $
2009. 9.16 K $
2008. 8.84 K $
Official web page www.sc.edu
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Olympic medals

2004 Summer Olympics Athens

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. This marks the return of the games to the city where they began. A new medal obverse was introduced at these Games, replacing the design by Giuseppe Cassioli that had been used since the 1928 Games. This rectified the long lasting mistake of using a depiction of the Roman Colosseum rather than a Greek venue. The new design features the Panathinaiko Stadium. The 2004 summer games were hailed as "unforgettable, dream games" by IOC president Jacques Rogge, and left Athens with a significantly improved infrastructure, including a new airport, ring road, and subway system.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Athletics – Women's 400 metres 2004

Wikipedia

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