Tuesday, 22 February 2011

David Oliver, Olympic Medallist

David Oliver (born April 24, 1982), is an American hurdling athlete. As a professional athlete, he competes in the 110 meter hurdles event outdoor and the 60 meter hurdles event indoor. He won the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games and won another bronze at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

david oliver

He is the American record holder in the 110 meter hurdles. Oliver is a three-time U.S. Champion, having won indoor and outdoor titles in 2008, and a second title at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He also won the gold medal at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final. He has a personal best of 12.89 seconds in the 110 m hurdles, placing him in the top-3 on the all-time lists.


He is the son of Brenda Chambers, who also competed in track and field in the 400 m hurdles event. He graduated from Denver East High School in Colorado, in 2000. He currently lives and trains in Orlando, Florida with coach Brooks Johnson. He graduated from Howard University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.


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