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Sandie Richards


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandie_Richards
Updated: 2017-08-16T23:05Z

Sandie Richards
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 4x400m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 4x400m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1997 Athens 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Stuttgart 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Athens 4x400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris 4x400 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Toronto 400 m
Gold medal – first place 1993 Toronto 4x400 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2001 Lisbon 400 m
Silver medal – second place 1995 Barcelona 400 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Paris 400 m
Silver medal – second place 2001 Lisbon 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2003 Birmingham 4x400 m relay
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Maracaibo 400 metres

Alexandra ("Sandie") Richards (born 6 November 1968 in Clarendon Park) is a Jamaican track and field athlete. She was a bronze medalist in the 4x400 m relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Career

She was a world junior representative, finishing third in the 400 m at the 1986 Championships. The next year she won bronze at the World Student Games, followed by her Olympic debut a year later in Seoul, South Korea.

In 1998, Richards won Commonwealth gold at 1998 Commonwealth Games and won a 400 m bronze and relay gold at the 1998 Goodwill Games. She was a member of the winning 4 x 400 m relay team at the 2001 World Championships, taking Jamaica's first ever mile relay gold medal in the 18-year history of the championships. At the opening ceremony of the 2001 World Championships she captained the Jamaican team and carried the flag. She has the record for the most World Indoor final appearances with nine (five at 400 m and four at 4x400 m). She graduated in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  Jamaica
1984CARIFTA Games (U-17)Nassau, Bahamas2nd400 m54.81
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17)San Juan, Puerto Rico1st400 m55.77
1985CARIFTA Games (U-20)Bridgetown, Barbados2nd800 m2:13.18
1986CARIFTA GamesLes Abymes, Guadeloupe2nd200 m23.66
1st400 m52.18
World Junior ChampionshipsAthens, Greece3rd400m52.23

References


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