ALYSSA CONLEY

EVENT: SPRINTS

PROFILE

Nationality: RSA

Place of birth: Johannesburg

DOB: 27 April 1991

Coach: Morne Nagel

PERSONAL BESTS

100 m: 11.23 sec
200 m: 22.84 sec

HONORS

100 m: 11.23 sec, Gavardo, May'16
200 m: 22.84 sec, Durban, June'16

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

100 m: 6th, 11.98 sec, World Youth Championships, Ostrava, 2007
100 m: 2nd, 12.17 sec, African Junior Championships, Bambous, 2009

200 m: 8th, 24.40 sec, World Youth Championships, Ostrava, 2007
200 m: 2nd, 25.55 sec, African Junior Championships, Bambous, 2009
200 m: 2nd, 22.84 sec, African Championships, Durban, 2016

4 x 100 m Relay: 3rd, 48.73 sec, African Junior Championships, Bambous, 2009
4 x 100 m Relay: 1st , 43.66 sec, African Championships, Durban, 2016

BIOGRAPHY

Showing resilience and tenacity, Alyssa Conley has fought back from multiple injury troubles which threatened to derail her career, claiming her place among the country's fastest women.

After reaching the 100m and 200m finals at the World Youth Championships, and taking silver medals over both distances at the African Junior Championships, she vanished from the domestic circuit while dealing with various niggles.

Refusing to give up, however, Conley burst back onto the scene in 2016, and she was soon challenging for top spot in the national rankings. Securing a stunning double at the SA Senior Championships in Stellenbosch, she won 100m and 200m gold, and two months later the grabbed the silver medal at the African Championships.

Conley went on to compete in the 100m and 200m events at the Rio Olympics, and she closed out the season with personal bests of 11.23 and 22.84 to settle in 7th and 11th places respectively in the all-time South African women's 100m and 200m rankings.

The following year she successfully defended both her national titles, and though she was controversially omitted from the national team for the 2017 World Championships in London, she looked set to take her career to another level in the years to come.

“ I want to be an inspiration to people with a dream, I want to show people that through hard-work, believe and dedication all things are possible. I consider myself a very humble and persistent athlete who wants to achieve the best in every aspect of my life”

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