Tonja Buford-Bailey

Tonja Buford-Bailey
Personal information
Full nameTonja Yvette Buford-Bailey
BornDecember 13, 1970 (1970-12-13) (age 46)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.


Tonja Yvette Buford-Bailey (given birth to Dec 13, 1970 in Dayton, Ohio) can be an American past sportsman who competed mainly in the 400 meter hurdles. She competed as Tonja Buford until marrying Victor Bailey on Oct 28, 1995. In 1982, when she was 12 years of age, she met previous monitor runner Wilma Rudolph. She went to Meadowdale SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Dayton as well as the College or university of Illinois. Her best result came in the 1995 Globe Championships held in Gothenburg, Sweden where she won the metallic medal in the 400 meter hurdles, losing to compatriot Kim Batten by just 0.01 mere seconds. With instances of 52.61 and 52.62, both sports athletes went under Sally Gunnell’s old globe record of 52.74 from the prior edition from the Globe Championships. That point would stay Buford’s personal greatest, and continues to be the 5th quickest ever. The next year she competed for america in the 1996 Summer season Olympics held in Atlanta, U.S., where she earned the bronze medal in the 400 meter hurdles in back of Jamaica’s Deon Hemmings and Batten. She continued to involve some further successes, only passing up on a bronze medal in the 2001 Globe Championships and winning her event in the IAAF Grand Prix Last that year. Buford-Bailey may be the men and women’s monitor and field Sprint and Relay trainer on the School of Tx, Austin from June 2013. Buford-Bailey was the top women’s monitor and field trainer on the School of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She’s two kids and her hubby is normally Victor Bailey, a previous American football participant.

International competitions

All outcomes regarding 400 metres hurdles. Season Competition Venue Placement Records Representing  USA 1991 Skillet American Video games Havana, Cuba 3rd 57.81 1992 Olympic Video games Barcelona, Spain 10th (sf) 55.04 1993 Globe Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th 54.55 1995 Skillet American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd 55.05 Globe Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 52.62 Grand Prix Last Fontvieille, Monaco 2nd 53.69 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, USA 3rd 53.22 1997 Globe Championships Athens, Greece 6th 54.77 2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 17th (h) 57.02 2001 Globe Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 54.55 Grand Prix Final Melbourne, Australia 1st 54.58(#) Indicates general bring about the qualifying heats (h) or semifinals (sf).