Novlene Williams-Mills

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Novlene Williams-Mills athletics

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Novlene Williams-Mills 2007 in Osaka

nation JamaicaJamaica Jamaica
birthday 26th April 1982 (age 38)
place of birth Saint Ann Parish
size 168 cm
Weight 57 kg
discipline 400 m , 4 × 400 m
status active
Medal table
Olympic games 0 × gold 1 × silver 2 × bronze
World championships 1 × gold 4 × silver 1 × bronze
Commonwealth Games 1 × gold 1 × silver 1 × bronze
Olympic rings Olympic games
bronze Athens 2004 4 × 400 m
silver Beijing 2008 4 × 400 m
silver London 2012 4 × 400 m
silver Rio de Janeiro 2016 4 × 400 m
IAAF logo World championships
silver Helsinki 2005 4 × 400 m
bronze Osaka 2007 400 m
silver Osaka 2007 4 × 400 m
silver Berlin 2009 4 × 400 m
silver Daegu 2011 4 × 400 m
gold Beijing 2015 4 × 400 m
Commonwealth Games Federation logo Commonwealth Games
bronze Manchester 2006 400 m
silver Glasgow 2014 400 m
gold Glasgow 2014 4 × 400 m
last change: September 11, 2015

Novlene Williams-Mills (* 26. April 1982 as Novlene Williams in Saint Ann Parish ) is a Jamaican sprinter who on the 400-meter track both individual running as is also successful in the relay.


Williams made her first major international appearance at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. She was sixth over 400 meters and finished with the Jamaican 4-by-400-meter relay in second place behind the relay from the USA. At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, she was eliminated over 400 meters in the semifinals. With the relay she won bronze in 3: 22.00 minutes behind the relay from the USA and Russia. At the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005 , she received silver behind the Russians with the relay.

On March 12, 2006 she finished fifth in 51.82 s at the World Indoor Championships in Moscow . On March 21, 2006, she won her first individual medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne . In 51.12 s she was third behind Christine Ohuruogu and Tonique Darling from the Bahamas. In September 2006 she was third at the World Cup in Athens over 400 meters and won the American relay. With the American team she took third place behind Russia and Europe. Shortly afterwards, on September 23, she set her personal best in Shanghai with 49.63 seconds.

At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka she led over 400 meters in the final until shortly before the finish, but was then intercepted by the two Britons Christine Ohuruogu and Nicola Sanders . In 49.66 s she won bronze, one hundredth of a second behind Sanders. With the 4 x 400 m relay she was able to win silver behind the USA and ahead of Great Britain.

At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, she won the bronze medal with the Jamaican 4 x 400 meter relay.

At the 2009 World Championships in Berlin , she was fourth in the final run over 400 meters and won the silver medal in the Jamaican 4 x 400 meter relay.

In 2011 she reached the final over 400 meters at the World Championships in Daegu , where she finished eighth with a time of 52.89 s. With the 4 x 400 meter relay team, she won the silver medal together with Rosemarie Whyte , Davita Prendergast and Shericka Williams in a time of 3: 18.71 minutes.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London , she won silver over 4 × 400 meters in the final together with Christine Day , Rosemarie Whyte and Shericka Williams. Williams-Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer even before the Olympics. Radiation and operations followed after the games. In summer 2013 she started again, became Jamaican champion and qualified for the world championships , where she finished eighth.

At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing , she was sixth in the individual competition and won the gold medal with the Jamaican relay.


Novlene Williams is studying at the University of Florida . At a height of 1.67 m, her competition weight is 55 kg. Her younger sister Clora Williams is also a 400 meter runner. In the Jamaica season, Novlene Williams often appears with Shericka Williams, with whom she is not related.

She married in 2007 and has been called Williams-Mills ever since.


Web links

Commons : Novlene Williams-Mills  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Novlene Williams-Mills is fighting her way back, July 2, 2013, accessed on May 20, 2014.