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Pauline Davis-Thompson

Biography

Bahamaian Athletes

Date of Birth (DOB): 7/9/66
From: Bahamas
Best Known for: Track-Star, one of "the Golden Girls"

Bio: Pauline Davis-Thompson was born July 9, 1966 in the Bahamas. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 1989. Davis-Thompson competed for 20 years in International Track and field events including a record 7 appearances in the World Outdoor Championships and 5 Olympic Games Davis. She won the silver medal in the 200m at the Sydney Olympics running her personal best of 22.27 seconds; the third best time of the year 2000. She also ran In 1999 Davis-Thompson was at the World Indoor Championships in Maebashi, Japan winning a bronze medal in the 200m. At the World Outdoor Championships in Seville she also ran on the gold medal winning

She first ran with a group of females; Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Debbie Ferguson, Sevatheda Fynes, and Chandra Sturrup on the Bahamian National team that would eventually become known as “the Golden Girls” in 1996 taking the silver medal in the 400-metre relay at the Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia. The “Girls” would also win a gold in the 400m-relay at the World Outdoor Championships in Seville.

On September 30th 2000, in her final International appearance, Davis-Thompson, ran the third leg of the 400m relay winning a gold medal. Davis-Thompson and the other “Golden Girls” enjoy an immense popularity in the Bahamas, a mural bearing their image greets visitors at the Nassau International Airport, a stamp has been issued in their honor and in 1998, the Governor-General of The Bahamas presented the Golden Girls with a silver Jubilee Award for their contributions to athletics.

Pauline Davis-Thompson is the recipient of the Charley Major Award for the Bahamian Track and Field Athlete of the Year, and is still the Bahamas' national record holder in the 400 meters. She is a manager of marketing in the U.S. based Bahamian Ministry of Tourism Office in Atlanta, Georgia.

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