Sharon Cripps

Sharon Lee Cripps[1] (born 29 June 1977[1][2] in Brisbane,[1] Queensland) is a former track and field sprinter from Australia. She attended Ferny Grove State High School in Brisbane.[3]

Sharon Cripps
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
1998 Kuala Lumpur 4 × 100 m relay

Athletics career

Cripps represented Australia in two Summer Olympics (1996 and 2000) and two Commonwealth Games (1998 and 2002), as well as the 2003 World Championships.[2]

At the 1996 Olympics, as a 19-year-old, she made the final of the women's 4 x 100 metres relay, finishing seventh.[4] She was part of the Australian team that won the gold medal in the women's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1998 Commonwealth Games along with Tania Van Heer, Lauren Hewitt and Nova Peris-Kneebone in a time of 43.39 seconds.[5] At the 2002 Commonwealth Games she made the final of both the 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay, finishing seventh and fourth respectively.[6] In 2003, she was Australia's national champion in the women's 100 and 200 metres.[7]

Personal bests

Event Time Place Date
100 m11.38Darwin, Australia22 June 2002
200 m22.84Adelaide, Australia6 February 2003


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sharon Cripps". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. "Sharon Cripps". Australia Athletics Historical Results.
  3. "Past students". Ferny Grove State High School.
  4. "Olympic Games 1996 Atlanta Athletics: Results". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. "1998 Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay: Final results".
  6. "Commonwealth Games 2002 Statistics". BBC Sport.
  7. "Australian Championships (Women)". GBR Athletics.

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