Michelle Collins

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Michelle Collins
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United StatesUnited States United States
World championships
silver 1999 Seville 4 × 400 m
Indoor world championships
bronze 1999 Maebashi 4 × 400 m
Pan American Games
silver 1999 Winnipeg 400 m
silver 1999 Winnipeg 4 × 400 m

Michelle Collins (born February 12, 1971 in the Panama Canal Zone ) is a former American sprinter who specialized in the 400-meter run and was particularly successful as a relay runner.

Internationally, she first appeared at Universiaden . There she won the bronze medal in the 200-meter run in 1991 and the gold medal in the 400-meter run in 1993. At the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart , she reached the semifinals over 400 meters.

By far the most successful season of her career Collins had in 1999. At the World Indoor Championships in Maebashi she finished third with the 4 x 400 meter relay . At the Pan American Games in Winnipeg , she won the silver medal in both the relay and the 400-meter run. She celebrated her most significant success in the 4 x 400 meter relay at the World Championships in Seville . Together with Suziann Reid , Maicel Malone-Wallace and Jearl Miles Clark , she finished second behind the Russian and ahead of the German team. In addition, Collins reached the semi-finals in Seville over 400 meters.

At the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 , she was eliminated in the 400-meter run in the preliminary round. In contrast, she narrowly missed the finals at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton over the same distance.

In 2004 Collins was charged with the use of doping substances in the course of the BALCO affair . From July 16, 2004, it was initially suspended from competitions for eight years, which was later reduced to four years. In addition, all of their results have been retroactively canceled as of February 1, 2002. Collins lost her gold medal, which she won in the 200-meter run at the 2003 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham .

Michelle Collins is 1.78 m tall and had a competition weight of 61 kg.

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Individual evidence

  1. USA Today: Sprinter Michelle Collins accepts four-year doping ban , May 19, 2005