Pauline Davis-Thompson

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Pauline Davis-Thompson (birth name Pauline Elaine Davis ; born July 9, 1966 ) is a former Bahamian athlete and Olympic champion .

Davis was born in the Bahamas and studied at the University of Alabama , where she also graduated.

Sporting successes

She took part in the Olympic Games five times from 1984 to 2000 , but was only able to reach a final for the first time in 1996 when she finished fourth in 49.28 seconds in the 400-meter run .

Pauline Davis-Thompson was the only athlete to compete in the first seven world championships. At the 1991 World Championships she reached a final for the first time and was seventh in the 200-meter run in 22.90 s . In 1995 she won her first world championship medal when she was second behind the French Marie-José Perec in the 400 meter run in 49.96 s .

At the 1999 World Championships in Seville , the 4-by-100-meter relay of the Bahamas won the world championship title in 41.92 s with Savatheda Fynes , Chandra Sturrup , Pauline Davis-Thompson and Debbie Ferguson .

At the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 , she finished the 200-meter run in 22.27 s behind Marion Jones (USA, 21.84 s) and ahead of Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI, 22.2 s) and Beverly McDonald (JAM, 22 , 35 s). Since Jones was subsequently suspended for doping and their involvement in the BALCO scandal, Davis-Thompson, Jayasinghe and McDonald moved up one place in the list of results. The Bahamas four-by-100 meter relay repeated its 1999 success, winning gold in 41.95 s with the same cast.

Pauline Davis-Thompson won two indoor world championship medals in the hall. In 1995 she was second in the 200-meter run in 22.68 s behind the Australian Melinda Gainsford in 22.64 s. In 1999 she was third in the 200-meter run in 22.70 seconds.

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games she took bronze in the 100-meter run in 11.20 s and in the 200-meter run in 23.15 s.

With a height of 1.68 m, her competition weight was 57 kg. Today she lives in Atlanta , where she works as a marketing manager for the Bahamas Department of Tourism. She has been married to the Jamaican Mark Thompson since 1998.

Best times

  • 100 m: 10.97 s (2000)
  • 200 m: 22.27 s (2000)
  • 400 m: 49.28 s (1996)


Individual evidence

  1. IOC press release of December 9, 2009

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