Angela Bailey

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Angela Bailey
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Competitor for  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver 1984 Los Angeles 4x100m Relay
World Indoor Championships
Bronze 1987 Indianapolis 60m
Commonwealth Games
Silver 1978 Edmonton 4x100 metres
Silver 1982 Brisbane 4x100 metres
Silver 1986 Edinburgh 4x100 metres
Pacific Conference Games
Gold 1981 Christchurch 100 metres
Gold 1981 Christchurch 200 metres
Gold 1981 Christchurch 4x100 metres
Pan American Junior Athletics Championships
Gold 1980 Sudbury 100 metres
Gold 1980 Sudbury 200 metres

Angela Bailey (born 28 February 1962 in Coventry, England) is a former Canadian track and field athlete.


Angela Bailey first came to international attention at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978. In 1980 she won Gold in both 100 meters and 200 meters at the first Pan Am Juniors Track and Field Championships in Sudbury. Beating the favoured American sprinter Michele Glover decisively in both distances. She won all her races on tour of New Zealand in late 1981; which included 3 Gold medals at the Pacific Conference Games in 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. She placed 4th in the 100 meters and 7th in the 200 meters at the 1982 Commonwealth Games, and was again 4th in the 100 meters in 1986. Angela Bailey is the current Canadian record holder in the 100 metres. She holds the record in a time of 10.98. The time was set in Budapest, Hungary in 1987.

Bailey won a silver medal for the 4 x 100 m relay at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, and did so again in both the 1982 and 1986 games. At the 1983 World Championships she placed 5th in the 100 m and 7th in the 200 metres 5th in the 4 x 100 meter relay . At the same event in 1987 she placed 7th in the 100 m.

At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Bailey came in 6th in the 100 m and the silver medal with the Canadian team, made up of Marita Payne, Angella Taylor-Issajenko and France Gareau.


  • Member of 1980 Olympic team ( Canada boycotted )
  • Canadian National 100 metres Champion 1985, 1990
  • Canadian National 200 metres Champion 1985
  • Canadian Record Holder - 100 metres 10.98sec - set in 1987, (record still stands as of January 2013)
  • Canadian Indoor Record Holder - 200 metres 23.32sec - set in 1984, (record still stands as of January 2013).
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada semi-final 100 m 11.63
heats 200 m 23.91
2nd 4x100 m 44.26
1981 World Cup Rome, Italy 4th 4x100 m 43.06
1981 Pacific Conference Games Christchurch.New Zealand 1st 100 m 11.46
1st 200m 23.37
1st 4x100m 44.50
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 4th 100 m 11.30
8th 200 m 23.42
2nd 4x100 m 43.66
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 100 m 11.20w
7th 200 m 22.93
5th 4x100 m 43.05
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 6th 100 m 11.40
semi-final 200 m 22.75
2nd 4x100 m 42.77
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 4th 100 m 11.35w
2nd 4x100 m 43.83
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 60 m 7.12
World Championships Rome, Italy 7th 100 m 11.18
semi-final 200 m 22.97
6th 4x100 m 43.26
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea quarter-final 100 m 11.29
semi-final 4x100 m 43.82
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 4x100 m 43.39

Note: At the 1987 World Indoor Championships, Bailey originally finished fourth. She was promoted to the bronze medal position in 1989 after her Canadian team mate Angella Issajenko, who had won the silver medal, was disqualified after admitting long term drug use at the Dubin Inquiry.
Note: At the 1981 World Cup, Bailey was representing the Americas continent.

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