Former Pupil Biographies
Nony Mordi (1987 - )
The 17-year-old travelled to Bendigo in Australia the following month to
compete for Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games, just six months
after her first attempt at the triple jump. She was placed fourth in the
triple jump and won a silver medal in the 1600m relay event.
|Nony was born in Nigeria and
come to Scotland and attended Madras College. She was Girls'
Champion in the Madras 2003 and 2004 Sports and went on to achieve success
She was a complete novice at the event before
the Fife Schools Championships in June 2004 yet went on to win the
competition in a new championship record.
The Cupar athlete had originally planned to do just the hurdles
and long jump at the Pitreavie event before being persuaded by a
team manager to try her hand at something new.
Mordi said: 'I just wanted to give it a try. I had no idea what my
abilities were. 'I hadn't really trained for it. Without
wanting to sound cocky, it just seemed to come naturally.' Since
then Mordi has won the Scottish Schools' title, equalling that
championship's record, and the Scottish Under-20 Championships in
August 2004 with yet another age group record.
||Since then successes have included:
- 2006 – 3rd AAA Indoor U20 Championships triple jump, 3rd AAA
U20 Championships triple jump
- 2008 – 1st BUSA Championships triple jump, 1st BUSA Indoor
Championships triple jump, 3rd Norwich Union World Indoor Champs
Trials triple jump. Competed for Great Britain at the 2008
European Cup in Annecy.
- 2009 - 1st Aviva UK Indoor Championships triple jump,
Scottish closed Senior champion.
- 2010 - Scottish Senior triple jump champion.
- 2012 - Scottish Senior triple jump champion.
- 2013 - Scottish Senior triple jump champion.
- 2014 - Scottish Senior triple jump champion.
|Since 2009 Nony qualified as a doctor and suffered
injury (stress fracture of a shin) which kept her from competing
in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.