Darling

Darling

[dahr-ling]
Darling, Jay Norwood, 1876-1962, American cartoonist, known as "Ding," b. near Charlevoix, Mich. He worked for the Sioux City, Iowa, Journal, for the Des Moines Register, and from 1917 to 1949 for the New York Tribune (later the Herald Tribune). His forceful and witty work won him the Pulitzer Prize for cartoons in 1923 and 1943. Actively interested in the preservation of wildlife, he served as chief (1934-35) of the U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey. He wrote Ding Goes to Russia (1931) and The Cruise of the Bouncing Betsy (1937).

See J. M. Henry, ed., Ding's Half Century (1962).

Darling, river, 1,702 mi (2,739 km) long, rising in the Eastern Highlands, NE New South Wales and SE Queensland, Australia, and flowing SW across New South Wales into the Murray River at Wentworth. It is the longest river in Australia. Although it receives numerous tributaries in its upper course, the Darling has dried up on several occasions. The river is used extensively for irrigation, and the combined Murray-Darling basin supports more than 40% of Australia's agriculture. It was visited in 1828 by Charles Sturt, an English explorer.

Tonique Williams-Darling (born January 17, 1976) is a Bahamian sprint athlete. She won the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

College

She attended the University of South Carolina, graduating with a bachelor's degree from the Moore School of Business in 1999.

Professional

Williams-Darling had a breakout year in 2004. She started with a bronze medal at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary, running a personal best behind Russia's Natalya Nazarova and Olesya Krasnomovets. Then in July, at the Rome meeting of the IAAF Golden League, Tonique broke Mexican world champion Ana Guevara's 23 race winning streak in the 400 meter race.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece Williams-Darling beat Guevara again. In a head to head final straight, she proved to be more powerful than the Mexican runner who had been hampered with injuries and trained only on a limited basis prior to the Games. Winning the race, she became the Bahamas' first individual Olympic gold medalist.

After the Olympics she secured the win in the overall Golden League-jackpot, cashing in US $500,000 after splitting the US $1M pot with Christian Olsson.

She also won the gold medal in the 400 meters at 2005 World Championships in Athletics, in a head-to-head race with American 400-meter specialist Sanya Richards. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, despite being the favourite, she was beaten unexpectedly both in her semi-final and the final by Christine Ohuruogu of England, claiming silver instead.

Williams-Darling took the 2007 season off to nurse a hamstring injury and did not compete during the 2008 season.

Other

She is married to fellow Bahamian Track and Field athlete Dennis Darling and is the sister-in-law of NFL wide receiver Devard Darling and the late Devaughn Darling.

For her achievements to date, the Bahamas Government has honoured Tonique by naming a major highway the "Tonique Williams-Darling Highway."

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