Bobby-Gaye Wilkins

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Bobby-Gaye Wilkins
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Bronze 2008 Beijing 4x400 m relay
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Gold 2006 Port of Spain 4x400 m relay
Silver 2006 Port of Spain 400 m
CARIFTA Games
Junior (U20)
Gold 2006 Les Abymes 800 m
Gold 2006 Les Abymes 4x400 m relay
Gold 2007 Providenciales 400 m
Gold 2007 Providenciales 4x400 m relay
Silver 2005 Bacolet, Tobago 800 m
CARIFTA Games
Youth (U17)
Gold 2004 Hamilton 4x400 m relay

Bobby-Gaye Wilkins (born September 10, 1988) is a Jamaican athlete who represented Jamaica at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, winning a bronze medal in the 4×400 metres relay.

Her first major international appearance came at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Athletics, where she reached the final of the 400 metres.

She was selected as a reserve for the relay at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, but she did not compete.[1] She reached the semi-finals of the 400 m at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, but enjoyed greater success in the women's relay: along with Clora Williams, Davita Prendergast and Novlene Williams-Mills, she won the bronze medal in a Jamaican indoor record of 3:28.49 (also a Central American and Caribbean record).[2]

However, she failed her drug test at the competition, and the Jamaican team was disqualified. Her sample contained andarine (a selective androgen receptor modulator), making her the second international runner to test positive for the class of anabolic drugs, after Thomas Goller. She received a two-year ban from competitive athletics for the infraction.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2004 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Hamilton, Bermuda 4th 400 m 56.96
1st 4x400 m relay 3:48.32
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 800 m 2:12.98
World Youth Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 7th 400 m 54.72
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 1st 800 m 2:09.36
1st 4x400 m relay 3:31.90 CR
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 400 m 53.19
1st 4x400 m relay 3:36.02
2007 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 1st 400 m 53.01
1st 4x400 m relay 3:36.26

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamaican team list announced for Berlin. IAAF (2009-07-14). Retrieved on 2010-09-09.
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (2010-03-14). EVENT REPORT - WOMEN's 4x400 Metres Relay Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-09.
  3. ^ Lowe, Andrew (2010-09-09). Wilkins banned for two years. Jamaica Star. Retrieved on 2010-09-09.

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