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Biography

DANVERS SMITH Natasha

Nationality England Flag ENG England
Birth Date 19/09/1977
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.73/5'8''
Weight (kg / lbs) 60/132
Events Inscribed   Athletics Women's 400m Hurdles
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Women's 400m Hurdles

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
22 Mar
13:33
MCG Women's 400m Hurdles
1st Round- Heat 1
England Flag ENG  - DANVERS SMITH Natasha (1) 55.47 Completed
23 Mar
21:16
MCG Women's 400m Hurdles
Final- Final
England Flag ENG  - DANVERS SMITH Natasha (2) 55.17 Completed

Place Of Birth Lambeth, London, England
Residence Old Coulsdon, Surrey, England
Marital Status Married (coach, Darrel Smith Jnr)
Occupation Athlete
International Debut 1998 (6th in the heat of the 400m Hurdles, European Championships)
Coach Darrel Smith Jnr
Club Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers
Recent Results 3rd in the 400m Hurdles - 57.69 (Loughborough EAP Meeting, Loughborough, England, 16-Jul-2005)

1st in the heat of the 400m Hurdles - 57.72 (AAA Championships & Trials, Manchester, England, 09-Jul-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
7th in the 400m Hurdles

Kuala Lumpur 1998
5th in the 400m Hurdles
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
did not compete

Sydney 2000
8th in the 400m Hurdles (55.00)
6th in the 4x400m relay (3:25.67)
Injuries Hamstring tear in July, 2001.
Other Personal Best:
200m - 24.99 (Tempe AZ, USA, 18-May-2000)
300m - 37.80 (Gold Coast, Australia,15-Sep-2000)
400m - 53.26 (Watford, England, 21-Jun-1998)
100m Hurdles - 12.96 (Stanford, USA, 07-Jun-2003)
100m Hurdles - 12.8 wind (Las Vegas, USA, 03-Apr-1999)
400m Hurdles - 54.02 (Rome, Italy, 11-Jul-2003)
High jump - 1.82m (Stanford, USA, 24-May-1998)

Season's Best:
3rd in the 400m Hurdles - 57.47 (Norwich Union Super Grand Prix, London, England, 22-Jul-2005)

World Ranking:
7th in the 400m Hurdles (2003, IAAF)
54th in the 100m Hurdles (2003, IAAF

Natasha first ran seriously at 400m Hurdles in 1997 when she went to university in the USA. While in third place she fell at the final hurdle at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Natasha majored in the music industry at the University of Southern California and writes her own songs. She joined the HSI management group at the end of 2000 and was coached by John Smith, but left them at the end of the 2002 season. Her son Jaden was born on 8 December 2004, and her father Don Danvers was English Schools Intermediate 100m champion in 1970.

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