Sandie Richards

Alexandra ("Sandie") Richards (born 6 November 1968 in Clarendon Park) is a Jamaican track and field athlete. She was a bronze medalist in the 4x400 m relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Sandie Richards
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Olympic Games
2000 Sydney 4x400m relay
2004 Athens 4x400m relay
World Championships
2001 Edmonton4x400 m relay
1997 Athens400 m
1993 Stuttgart400 m
1997 Athens4x400 m relay
2003 Paris4x400 m relay
World Indoor Championships
1993 Toronto400 m
1993 Toronto4x400 m relay
2001 Lisbon400 m
1995 Barcelona400 m
1997 Paris400 m
2001 Lisbon4x400 m relay
2003 Birmingham4x400 m relay
Central American and Caribbean Games
1998 Maracaibo 400 metres


She was a world junior representative, finishing third in the 400 m at the 1986 Championships. The next year she won bronze at the World Student Games, followed by her Olympic debut a year later in Seoul, South Korea.

In 1998, Richards won Commonwealth gold at 1998 Commonwealth Games and won a 400 m bronze and relay gold at the 1998 Goodwill Games. She was a member of the winning 4 x 400 m relay team at the 2001 World Championships, taking Jamaica's first ever mile relay gold medal in the 18-year history of the championships. At the opening ceremony of the 2001 World Championships she captained the Jamaican team and carried the flag. She has the record for the most World Indoor final appearances with nine (five at 400 m and four at 4x400 m). She graduated in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1984 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 400 m 54.81
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st 400 m 55.77
1985 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 800 m 2:13.18
1986 CARIFTA Games Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 2nd 200 m 23.66
1st 400 m 52.18
World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 400m 52.23


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