Naomi Sedney
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Personal information
Born (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 27)
Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)100 metres
ClubARV Ilion

Naomi Sedney (born 17 December 1994) is a Dutch sprinter.[1] She has been most successful as the anchor of the Dutch Relay team and is co-holder of the national record 4 x 100 m relay. She is the older sister of the athlete Zoë Sedney.

Early career

Sedney started competing in Athletics at the age of eight at the track and field club ARV Ilion in Zoetermeer.[2] Her introduction to the international field was in at the 2011 European Youth Olympic Festival in Trabzon where she represented the Netherlands, winning gold in the 4 × 100 metres relay with the Dutch Relay team (Tessa van Schagen, Sedney, Sacha van Agt and Nadine Visser).[3]

A year later she competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, placing sixth in the 4 x 100 meters relay with the Dutch team (Schagen, Sedney, Miquella Lobo and Marloes Duijn). [4]

In 2013 she won bronze with the Dutch relay team (Schagen, Sedney, Van Agt and Eefje Boons) at the European Junior Championships in Rieti. [5]

Breakthrough at senior level

In 2015 Sedney improved her personal best at the 100 metres to 11.34 (+1,8 m/s) at the FBK Games in Hengelo on 24 May; this turned out to be enough to qualify for the 100 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay at both the 2015 European U23 Championships in Tallinn and the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing (China). At the European U23 Championships she finished fourth in both the 100 metres with a time of 11,62 and the relay with the Dutch team (Schagen, Van Agt, Sedney and Boons). At the World Championships Sedney stranded in the heats of the 100 metres, finishing fourth in her heat. The Dutch 4 × 100 meters relay team (Visser, Dafne Schippers, Sedney and Jamile Samuel) finished fifth in 42.32, but was disqualified for a changeover infringement.[6] In the heats the team had also run 42.32, a new national record.[7]

In 2016 Sedney competed at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam in both the 100 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay. In the 100 m she made it to the semi finals where her time of 11.44 was not enough to advance to the finals. The Dutch relay team led by Schippers, with Samuel, Van Schagen and Sedney as anchor runner won the 4 x 100 meters relay with a national record of 42.04.[8]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics Sedney was selected for the Dutch relay team, they were eliminated in the heats due to a botched relay handover between Samuel and Schippers.[9][10]

In 2017 Sedney was part of the 4 x 100 metres Dutch Relay team (Madiea Ghafoor, Schippers, Sedney, Samuel) at 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London where they finished 8th. Individually Sedney competed in the 100 metres, where she stranded in the heats finishing 30th.

In 2018 Sedney won silver with the 4 x 100 m relay team (Marije van Hunenstijn, Schippers, Samuel and Sedney)at the 2018 European Athletics Championships at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany. Individually she competed in the 100 metres, where she made it to the semi finals finishing 18th overall.

In 2019 at the 2019 World Championships in Doha was part of the Dutch 4 x 100 metres Relay Team (Nargélis Statia Pieter, Van Hunenstijn, Samuel, Sedney). They stranded in the heats, finishing 9th overall.

In 2021 Sedney became national indoor champion 60m in a time of 7.28, hereby qualifying for her first international indoor championships.[11][12] At the European Indoor Championships in Toruń, Poland Sedney made it to the semi finals finishing 18th overal. Outdoor Sedney competed with the Dutch relay team in both the World Relays in Chorzów, Poland and her second Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. In Poland the Dutch team (Samuel, Schippers, Visser, Sedney) became third after a bad handover between Vissers and Sedney eliminated their changes for the gold.[13] At the Olympics a failed handover between Visser and Schippers in the final lead to a DNF for the Dutch relay team (Visser, Schippers, Van Hunnestijn, Sedney).[14]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
2011 European Youth Olympic Festival Trabzon, Turkey 1st 4 × 100 m relay 45.93
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 4 × 100 m relay 45.22
2013 European Junior Championships Rieti, Italy 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.22
2015 European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 4th 100 m 11.62
4th 4 × 100 m relay 44.46
World Championships Beijing, China 30th (h) 100 m 11.41
4th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 42.321
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 10th (sf) 100 m 11.44
1st 4 × 100 m relay 42.04
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 42.88
2017 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 4th 4 × 100 m relay 43.11
World Championships London, United Kingdom 30th (h) 100 m 11.43
8th 4 × 100 m relay 43.07
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 18th (sf) 100 m 11.42
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 42.15
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.01
2021 European Indoor Championships Toruń, Poland 18th (sf) 60 m 7.35
World Relays Chorzów, Poland 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.10
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 7th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 42.81 2
2022 World Championships Eugene, Oregon tba 4 × 100 m relay tba

1 Disqualified in the final 2 Did not finish in the final


Personal bests

Outdoor

Indoor

References

  1. ^ "Naomi Sedney". IAAF. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  2. ^ A biography of Naomi Sedney on the NOC*NSF website
  3. ^ EJOF dag 5: Vloeiende wissels, gouden plak by Pim van Esschoten (29-07-2011), published on the Atletiekunie website
  4. ^ WJK dag 5: Estafette 6e, Reinders 7e, Williams 11e by Wilmar Kortleever (14-07-2012), published on the Atletiekunie website
  5. ^ Goud, zilver en brons op laatste dag EJK, published on the Atletiekunie website on 21 July, 2013
  6. ^ Report: women’s 4x100m final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 29 August 2015
  7. ^ Report: women’s 4x100m heats – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 29 August 2015
  8. ^ Three golds leave Poland top of the final medals table, European Athletics, 10 July 2016
  9. ^ Botched relay adds to Schippers’ Rio misery, Reuters, 18 August 2016
  10. ^ Report: women's 4x100m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games, International Association of Athletics Federations – IAAF, 18 August 2016
  11. ^ "Naomi Sedney over hoe uniek dit indoorseizoen is: 'Iedereen staat nu te trappelen'". ad.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Atleten Van Gool en Sedney veroveren indoortitel". nos.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Estafettevrouwen verspelen wereldtitel op 4x100 en pakken brons". RTL Nieuws (in Dutch). 2 May 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Diskwalificatie estafettevrouwen in finale 4x100 meter, goud naar Jamaica". nos.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 January 2022.