|Full name||Chandra Danette Cheeseborough|
|birthday||January 10, 1959|
|place of birth||Jacksonville|
|Best performance||11.13 s ( 100 m )
21.99 s ( 200 m )
49.05 s ( 400 m )
At the age of 16, Cheeseborough achieved international fame by winning two gold medals at the Pan American Games in Mexico in 1975 , where she also set a new American record over 200 meters. After graduating from high school , she went to Nashville to attend Tennessee State University . In 1976 and 1984 she was a member of the US Olympic team, in 1980 she was a member of the team that did not take part in the Olympic Games in Moscow because of the boycott . Even after her active sports career, she has remained loyal to the sport, albeit as a trainer for various athletics teams. In 2000, she was inducted into the National Sports Hall of Fame as one of the youngest members .
At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles she was in absolute top form and won the silver medal in the 400-meter run , behind Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) and in front of Kathy Smallwood-Cook (GBR), as well as together with her teammates Alice Brown , Jeanette Bolden and Evelyn Ashford won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay race in front of the teams from Canada and Great Britain. In accordance with her top form, she also took part in the 4 x 400 meter relay race , where she won the gold medal together with her teammates Lillie Leatherwood , Sherri Howard and Valerie Brisco-Hooks in front of the teams from Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany.
- Chandra Cheeseborough in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Chandra Cheeseborough in the database of World Athletics (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cheeseborough, Chandra Danette|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American sprinter and Olympic champion|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 10, 1959|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Jacksonville (Florida)|