Aleen Bailey

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Aleen Bailey
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Aleen Bailey at "Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern" 2012
Medal record
Competitor for  Jamaica
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Gold 2009 Berlin 4x100 m relay
Silver 2005 Helsinki 4x100 m relay
Bronze 1999 Seville 4x100 m relay
Pan American Games
Gold 1999 Winnipeg 4x100 m relay
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro 4x100 m relay
World Athletics Final
Silver 2004 Monte Carlo 100 m
Bronze 2004 Monte Carlo 200 m
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Gold 1996 San Salvador 4x400 m relay
CAC Junior Championships (U17)
Gold 1996 San Salvador 100 m
Gold 1996 San Salvador 200 m
Gold 1996 San Salvador 4x100 m relay
CARIFTA Games (Under 20s)
Gold 1997 Bridgetown 200 m
Gold 1997 Bridgetown 4x100 m relay
Gold 1998 Port of Spain 100 m
Gold 1998 Port of Spain 200 m
Gold 1998 Port of Spain 4x100 m relay
Gold 1999 Fort-de-France 100 m
Gold 1999 Fort-de-France 200 m
Silver 1997 Bridgetown 100 m
CARIFTA Games (Under 17s)
Gold 1996 Kingston 100 m
Gold 1996 Kingston 200 m
Gold 1996 Kingston 4x100 m relay
Bronze 1995 George Town 100 m

Aleen May Bailey (born 25 November 1980 in Saint Mary) is a track and field sprint specialist, competing internationally for Jamaica.[1]


She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal as a member of the 4 x 100 m relay team. Bailey trains in Columbia, South Carolina under Curtis Frye and is the sister of the reggae star Capleton.

Bailey graduated from the University of South Carolina, where she competed during her Junior and Senior season after transferring from Barton County Community College.

In the 2003 NCAA Outdoor track and field championships, Bailey won the 100 and 200 meters, both times defeating heavily favored Muna Lee of LSU. She was also a member of the 4 x 100 m championship team at the 2002 outdoor championships.

Bailey competed for her native Jamaica at the 2004 Summer Olympics where she placed 5th in the 100 meters and 4th at the 200 meters. She teamed with 200 m champion Veronica Campbell, Tayna Lawrence, and Sherone Simpson to win the 4 x 100 m relay.

At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics she won (together with Daniele Browning, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell) a silver medal. At the 2007 Pan American Games she finished fifth in the 200 m and won a gold medal in relay.

Bailey represented Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4 x 100 m relay together with Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sheri-Ann Brooks and Veronica Campbell-Brown. In its first round heat, Jamaica placed first in front of Russia, Germany and China. The Jamaica relay's time of 42.24 seconds was the first time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result, Jamaica qualified for the final, replacing Brooks and Bailey by Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart. Jamaica did not finish the race due to a mistake in the baton exchange.[1]

Personal bests[edit]

Her personal bests are:
100 m: 11.04
200 m: 22.33


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1995 CARIFTA Games (U-17) George Town, Cayman Islands 3rd 100 m 12.10   (0.2 m/s)
4th 200 m 24.46   (0.2 m/s)
1996 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Kingston, Jamaica 1st 100 m 11.85
1st 200 m 24.88   (-5.1 m/s)
CARIFTA Games (U-20) 1st 4x100 m relay 44.24
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 100 m 11.75   (0.7 m/s)
1st 200 m 24.50
1st 4x100 m relay 46.31
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) 1st 4x400 m relay 3:41.99
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 10th (sf) 200 m 24.33
2nd 4x100 m relay 44.26
1997 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 100 m 11.60   (0.0 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.65   (0.9 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 45.27
1998 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 100 m 11.37
1st 200 m 23.16   (2.4 m/s) w
1st 4x100 m relay 44.97
World Junior Championships Annecy, France 3rd 4x100 m relay 44.61
1999 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Fort-de-France, Martinique 1st 100 m 11.60   (-0.8 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.39   (1.6 m/s)
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 4x100 m relay 42.62
World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 4x100 m relay 42.15 SB
2000 NACAC U-25 Championships Monterrey, Mexico 2nd 100m 11.66 (wind: -1.6m/s)
1st 200m 23.47 (wind: -3.1m/s)
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th (h) 200 m 23.70   (0.2 m/s)
2003 World Championships Paris, France 6th 100 m 11.07   (0.9 m/s)
2nd (h) 200 m 22.98   (-0.4 m/s)
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 100 m 11.05   (-0.1 m/s)
4th 200 m 22.42   (0.8 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 41.73 NR
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th (sf) 100 m 11.23   (0.4 m/s)
2nd 4x100 m relay 41.99 SB
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 200 m 23.09   (-0.6 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 43.58
World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th 200 m 22.72   (1.7 m/s)
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 4th 100 m 11.43   (1.2 m/s)
6th 200 m 23.34   (0.3 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 1st (h) 4x100 m relay 42.24 SB
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 100 m 11.16   (0.1 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 42.06
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 3rd 100 m 11.34   (+0.1 m/s)
2nd 200 m 23.08   (-0.6 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 43.58


  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Aleen Bailey,, ret: 30 August 2008

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