Sandie Richards

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Not to be confused with Sanya Richards.
Sandie Richards
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney 4x400m relay
Bronze 2004 Athens 4x400m relay
World Championships
Gold 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay
Silver 1997 Athens 400 m
Bronze 1993 Stuttgart 400 m
Bronze 1997 Athens 4x400 m relay
Bronze 2003 Paris 4x400 m relay
IAAF World Indoor Championships
Gold 1993 Toronto 400 m
Gold 1993 Toronto 4x400 m relay
Gold 2001 Lisbon 400 m
Silver 1995 Barcelona 400 m
Silver 1997 Paris 400 m
Silver 2001 Lisbon 4x400 m relay
Silver 2003 Birmingham 4x400 m relay
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold 1998 Maracaibo 400 metres
Pan American Games
Gold 1999 Winnipeg 4x100 m relay

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.


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[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1984 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 400 m 54.81
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st 400 m 55.77
1985 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 800 m 2:13.18
1986 CARIFTA Games Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 2nd 200 m 23.66
1st 400 m 52.18


Preceded by
Michelle Freeman
Jamaica Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Beverly McDonald