Chandra Cheeseborough

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Chandra Cheeseborough

Full name Chandra Danette Cheeseborough
nation United StatesUnited States United States
birthday January 10, 1959
place of birth Jacksonville
size 165 cm
Weight 61 kg
discipline sprint
Best performance 11.13 s ( 100 m )
21.99 s ( 200 m )
49.05 s ( 400 m )
status resigned
Medal table
Olympic games 2 × gold 1 × silver 0 × bronze
Panamerica. Games 2 × gold 0 × silver 0 × bronze
Olympic rings Olympic games
gold Los Angeles 1984 4 × 100 m
gold Los Angeles 1984 4 × 400 m
silver Los Angeles 1984 400 m
Pan American Games logo Pan American Games
gold Mexico City 1975 100 m
gold Mexico City 1975 4 × 100 m

Chandra Danette Cheeseborough (born January 10, 1959 in Jacksonville , Florida ) is a former American sprinter . She was twice Olympic champion .

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.

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