Sheri-Ann Brooks

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Sheri-Ann Brooks
Sheri-Ann Brooks Osaka07.jpg
Medal record
Competitor for  Jamaica
Women's athletics
World Championships
Gold 2013 Moscow 4x100 m relay
Silver 2007 Osaka 4x100 m relay
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2006 Melbourne 100 m
Gold 2006 Melbourne 4x100 m relay
Pan American Games
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro 4x100 m relay
Silver 2007 Rio de Janeiro 200 m

Sheri-Ann Brooks (born 11 February 1983 in Kingston) is a Jamaican sprinter, who specializes in the 100 metres.[1]

Brooks represented the Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4 x 100 metres relay together with Shelly-Ann Fraser, Aleen Bailey 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 with Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart. Jamaica did not finish the race due to a mistake in the baton exchange.[1]

She qualified for the 100 m at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics with a third place finish at the Jamaican national championships, behind Fraser and Stewart.[2]

In June, 2009, Brooks was one of five members of the Jamaican national team who were reported for providing urine samples that tested positive for a banned stimulant.[3] Brooks was cleared to continue racing on a technicality, however, as the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission had tested her B-sample without her prior knowledge.[4] Nevertheless, the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association withdrew her from the relay race at the World Championships as a precaution.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Brooks competing at the Lappeenranta Games in 2010.
Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 1st 100 m
5th 200 m
1st 4 x 100 m relay
2007 Pan American Games Rio, Brazil 2nd 200 m
1st 4 x 400 m relay
World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 4 x 100 m relay

Personal bests[edit]

  • 100 metres – 11.05 s (2007)
  • 200 metres – 22.78 s (2007)
  • 400 metres – 53.95 s (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Sheri-Ann Brooks, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 30, 2008
  2. ^ Foster, Anthony (2009-06-28).Bolt 9.86 and Fraser 10.88; Walker and Phillips excel over hurdles – JAM Champs , Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.
  3. ^ "Sherri Ann Brooks cleared to run for Jamaica". The Guardian (The Guardian). August 6, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  4. ^ IAAF wait for Jamaica drug ruling . BBC Sport (2009-08-11). Retrieved on 2009-08-13.
  5. ^ Jamaican five withdrawn by team . BBC Sport (2009-08-19). Retrieved on 2009-08-19.