Chandra Sturrup

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Chandra Sturrup
Chandra Sturrup FBK Games 2010.jpg
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  Bahamas
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney 4x100 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Seville 4 x 100 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2009 Berlin 4 x 100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Edmonton 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris 100 m
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Rio de Janeiro 100 m
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Maracaibo 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Ponce 100 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics
Gold medal – first place 1997 San Juan 4x100 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2005 Nassau 100 m
Gold medal – first place 2008 Cali 100 m
Silver medal – second place 1989 San Juan 4x100 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1993 Cali 4x100 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2005 Nassau 4x100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Cali 4x100 m relay
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Kuala Lumpur 100m
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester 4x100 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Lisbon 60 metres
Continental Cup
Silver medal – second place 1998 Johannesburg 100 m
Silver medal – second place 1998 Johannesburg 4x100 m relay
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1988 Nassau 100 m
Silver medal – second place 1988 Nassau 200 m
Silver medal – second place 1988 Nassau 4x100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Havana 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Havana 4x100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Havana 4x400 m relay
CARIFTA Games
Junior (U20)
Silver medal – second place 1989 Bridgetown 200m
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kingston 200m
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Kingston 100m
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Kingston 200m

Chandra Sturrup (born September 12, 1971) is a Bahamian track and field sprint athlete.[1]

Career[edit]

She is a 100m specialist and the Bahamian record holder for the women's 100m with a personal best of 10.84 set in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 5, 2005. Sturrup is an alumnus of Norfolk State University, and has taken part in almost every major event since 1991 after the birth of her son, Shawn Murray Jr. For most of her career, she was coached by Trevor Graham.

Sturrup competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing at the 100 metres sprint. In her first-round heat she placed first in front of Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Lina Grincikaite in a time of 11.30 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.16 and placed third behind Sherone Simpson and Muna Lee. In her semi final Sturrup finished in fifth position with 11.22 seconds, causing elimination. Her fellow Bahamian Debbie Ferguson qualified for the final with the same time, but she finished fourth in her semi final.[1]

Achievements[edit]

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Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Bahamas
1988 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Kingston, Jamaica 3rd 200 m 24.6
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 1st 100 m 11.96
2nd 200 m 24.27   (-0.3 m/s)
2nd 4x100 m relay 46.77
World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 5th (sf) 100 m 11.93   (-0.6 m/s)
4th (sf) 200 m 23.96
1989 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 200 m 24.1
1990 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Kingston, Jamaica 3rd 100 m 11.84   (1.3 m/s)
3rd 200 m 24.15   (-0.2 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Havana, Cuba 3rd 100 m 11.89   (-0.4 m/s)
4th 200 m 24.22   (-0.5 m/s)
3rd 4x100 m relay 47.44
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:54.54
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 5th (sf) 100 m 11.62   (1.1 m/s)
6th 200 m 23.81   (1.3 m/s)
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th (h) 100 m 11.59   (0.5 m/s)
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4th 100 m 11.00   (-0.7 m/s)
6th 200 m 22.54   (0.3 m/s)
2nd 4 x 100 m relay 42.14
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 6th (qf) 200 m 23.07   (0.3 m/s)
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 7th 100 m 11.06   (-0.1 m/s)
6th (sf) 200 m 22.75   (0.5 m/s)
1st 4 x 100 m relay 41.92 WL
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th 100 m 11.21   (-0.4 m/s)
3rd (h) 200 m 23.09   (1.6 m/s)
1st 4 x 100 m relay 41.95 SB
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 100 m 11.02   (-0.3 m/s)
2003 World Championships Paris, France 3rd 100 m 11.02   (0.9 m/s)
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th (qf) 100 m 11.46   (0.2 m/s)
4th 4 x 100 m relay 42.69 SB
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 100 m 11.09   (1.3 m/s)
4 x 100 m relay DNF (h)
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th (sf) 100 m 11.22   (-0.3 m/s)
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th (sf) 100 m 11.22   (-0.7 m/s)
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 100 m 11.05   (0.1 m/s)
2nd 4 x 100 m relay 42.29 SB

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Chandra Sturrup, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 27, 2008

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