NEITA Daryll

29 Aug 1996
24
Female
LONDON
 
Great Britain

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m 8
Women's 4 x 100m Relay 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation100m4 x 100m
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRARound 1 (11.41)3rd (41.77)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation100m4 x 100m
2019Doha, QATSF (11.18)2nd (41.85)
2017London, GBRSF (11.16)2nd (42.12)

World Relays
YearLocation4 x 100m
2019Yokohama, JPNHeats (DNF)

European Championships
YearLocation100m4 x 100m
2018Berlin, GERSF (11.27)1st

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year100m200m
20211 x 2nd1 x 7th
20201 x 8th-
20191 x 9th-
20171 x 6th, 1 x 7th-

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventLocationResult
22021100mOslo, NOR11.06
62017100mRabat, MAR11.16
72021200mGateshead, GBR23.06
72017100mLondon, GBR11.22
82020100mMonaco, MON11.50
92019100mLondon, GBR11.24

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
32021100mWorld Athletics Continental TourHengelo, NED11.04
32021100mWorld Athletics Continental TourEugene, OR, USA11.18

World Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
32018100mWorld ChallengeZagreb, CRO11.33
62018100mWorld ChallengeBerlin, GER11.24


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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Spending time with friends, shopping. (18montrose.com, 03 Dec 2018)
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Athlete
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Fashion Design - Oaklands College, St Albans, GBR
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English
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Cambridge Harriers [GBR] / Tumbleweed Track Club [USA]
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Rana Reider [Tumbleweed Track Club], USA
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In 2017 she suffered a hamstring tear, returning to competition in June that year. (metro.news, 22 Jun 2017)
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She began running races against her cousins and friends at age three. She became interested in athletics at age 11 after being spotted at a primary school sports day. (southlondon-today.co.uk, 08 Mar 2016; athleticsweekly.com, 04 Dec 2017; thetimes.co.uk, 16 Apr 2017)
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Her mother took her to a local athletics club, but at first they said she was too young. She returned to the club after primary school and began running seriously. She was inspired to become an Olympian after watching Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt compete at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. "I was in year eight, this little schoolgirl in Lewisham [London, England], thinking, 'I'd love to do that one day'. That image stayed with me, but I've learnt along the way that nothing is really smooth." (athleticsweekly.com, 04 Dec 2017; thetimes.co.uk, 16 Apr 2017)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (18montrose.com, 03 Dec 2018)
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Winning bronze in the women's 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (British Athletics Facebook page, 20 Jun 2019)
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Her family. (southlondon-today.co.uk, 08 Mar 2016)

General Interest

General
MIXED EXPERIENCES IN RIO
When she competed in her 100m heat at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she had difficulty pinning her number to her top at the starting line. Running without a number causes disqualification, but she eventually managed to attach the number and race. She said the delay caused her to lose concentration and not be properly aligned on the blocks, contributing to her failing to progress beyond the heats. "The Olympics come around every four years and there's no guarantee of having another one. I was prepared for pretty well anything, but I wasn't prepared for a problem with a safety pin. I asked an official to help but he had thick fingers too. I thought I'd blown my chances of being in the relay as well. I'd run 11.4 seconds or something, so why would they pick me? They said I should pick myself up for the relay because you never know." She went on to win bronze in the women's 4x100m relay. (thetimes.co.uk, 16 Apr 2017)

CHARITY WORK
She has been involved in a charity, Inspired Through Sport, run by her brother in London, England. "What I love about working with Inspired Through Sport is it allows me to be a role model for people just like myself when I was in school. It shows children a realistic journey of a successful sportsperson. It is also important to promote healthy activity and lifestyle." In 2018 she was involved in the launch of Active Kids Do Better, a collaborative project by Nike and Discovery Education that encourages primary school pupils in the United Kingdom to take part in physical activity. "It's amazing to see kids of all ages and all abilities having fun and enjoying being more active. It's so important for health and well-being, and even small bitesize chunks of exercise can make a massive difference." (southlondon-today.co.uk, 08 Mar 2016; prnewswire.co.uk, 29 Mar 2021; wandsworthguardian.co.uk, 06 Feb 2018)

STUDIES
She started studying fashion and design at Oaklands College in St Albans, England, but put her studies on hold in 2017 in order to concentrate on athletics. She later began studying sport management. "I found doing a fashion degree and full-time training was too demanding." (thetimes.co.uk, 06 Apr 2017; 18montrose.com, 03 Dec 2018)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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