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Dana Wright

Full name: Dana Wright
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: September 20, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Athlete Dana Wright was a specialist in the hurdles, but was selected as an alternate on Canada’s 4x400 metre relay team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. In the opening round, she aided [Charmaine Crooks], [Marita Payne Wiggins], and [Jill Richardson-Briscoe] in qualifying for the final of the event, but was replaced by [Molly Killingbeck] for Canada’s silver medal-winning performance. She was also eliminating in the opening heats of the 400 metre hurdles at these Games. A student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, she had to wait until May 1985 to receive her medal and spent the next several years training to make the 1988 Olympic team, including a seventh-place finish in the 400 m hurdles at the 1987 Pan American Games. She was not selected for the 1988 Games, however, and retired from active competition that year.

Personal Bests: 400 – 53.14 (1982); 400H – 57.35 (1983).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 400 metres Hurdles Canada CAN 6 h2 r1/3
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 Silver

Women's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Round One Heat Two 6 58.17 4

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:33.78
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