Olympians

Chandra Sturrup

Birth Date:  September 12, 1971
Height:  5 feet 4 inches
High School: R.M. Bailey
College: Norfolk State University
Hobbies: Travelling, meeting people, sports
Events:  Track – 100m, 4 x 100m relay
Personal Best: 60m – 7.05 (indoor) at the 2001 World Championships in Lisbon 
100m – 10.86 (outdoor) at the 2000 National Championships
200m – 22.33 (outdoor) in Nassau in 1996
200m – 23.39 (indoor) in 1997


Career Highlights:

1992 – NCAA Division II Outdoor champion
CIAA Outdoor and Indoor champion

1993 – NCAA Division II Outdoor and Indoor champion
CIAA Outdoor and Indoor champion
NCAA Division II Athlete of the Year

1994 – NCAA and CIAA Indoor champion
NCAA Division II Athlete of the Year

1995 - NCAA and CIAA Indoor champion
NCAA Division II Athlete of the Year

1996 – She was on the 4 x 100m relay team that won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. At the same Games, she came fourth in the 100m final and sixth in the 200m final.

1997 – Silver medallist at the World Indoor Championships in Paris

1998 – Commonwealth Games 100m champion
Silver medallist behind Marion Jones at the World Cup in Johannesburg
She received a Silver Jubilee Award from His Excellency Sir Orville Turnquest (Governor-General) for her contribution in sports.

1999 – She was a member of the 4 x 100m team at the seventh IAAF Track and Field Championships in Spain that won in a national record time of 41.92 seconds. She won gold at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

2000 – At the Olympic Games in Sydney, Chandra and the other members of the 4 x 100m team won the gold medal
Chandra set a national record with the time of 10.86 seconds in the 100m at the National Championships. This time was second only to Marion Jones.

2001- She was the first Bahamian to win an individual gold medal in the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Lisbon.

2003 – Chandra won the 100m bronze medal at the World Championships.

Chandra has been the number-one ranked female sprinter in the world, but due to inactivity in 2004 she has dropped to No. 3.