POMPEY Aliann < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Guyana   
Gender Women
Born 09 Mar 1978 in Georgetown, GUY
Height1.68 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Other names Aliann Tabitha Omalara
Residence New York, NY, USA
Languages English
Higher education Finance - Manhattan College: New York, NY, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started running at the age of 17 in the United States.
General Interest
Nicknames Slim and Nanan Kumarii. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2000)
Hobbies Knitting, cooking, reading, travelling and sewing. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2000)
Most influential person in career Her father Leon. He always sets a good example, does as he says and knows how to motivate her. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2000)
Awards and honours In 2011 she was awarded the National Medal of Service award, by her country. (guyanatimesinternational.com, 16 Jun 2011)

She was named Guyana's Female Athlete of the Year for 2002. (Village Voice, 19 Apr 2003)

She was the Eastern College Athletic Conference [ECAC] Outstanding Athlete for the 2000 indoor season. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2000)
Other information NATIONAL SUCCESS
Her gold medal in the 400m at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, was the country's first gold medal by a woman in Games history. It was only the country's third gold medal ever after Philip Aaron Edwards won the 880 yards gold in London, England in 1934 and lighweltertweight boxer Winfield Braithwaithe in Edmonton, Canada in 1978. (Aliann Pompey web, 08 May 2007)