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CareerEdit

She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal as a member of the 4 × 100 m relay team. Bailey trains in Columbia, South Carolina under Curtis Frye and is the sister of the reggae star Capleton.

Bailey graduated from the University of South Carolina, where she competed during her Junior and Senior season after transferring from Barton County Community College.

In the 2003 NCAA Outdoor track and field championships, Bailey won the 100 and 200 meters, both times defeating heavily favored Muna Lee of LSU. She was also a member of the 4 × 100 m championship team at the 2002 outdoor championships.

Bailey competed for her native Jamaica at the 2004 Summer Olympics where she placed 5th in the 100 meters and 4th at the 200 meters. She teamed with 200 m champion Veronica Campbell, Tayna Lawrence, and Sherone Simpson to win the 4 × 100 m relay.

At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics she won (together with Daniele Browning, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell) a silver medal. At the 2007 Pan American Games she finished fifth in the 200 m and won a gold medal in relay.

Bailey represented Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4 × 100 m relay together with Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sheri-Ann Brooks and Veronica Campbell-Brown. In its first round heat, Jamaica placed first in front of Russia, Germany and China. The Jamaica relay's time of 42.24 seconds was the first time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result, Jamaica qualified for the final, replacing Brooks and Bailey by Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart. Jamaica did not finish the race due to a mistake in the baton exchange.[1]

Personal bestsEdit

Her personal bests are:
100 m: 11.04
200 m: 22.33

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Jamaica
1995 CARIFTA Games (U-17) George Town, Cayman Islands 3rd 100 m 12.10   (0.2 m/s)
4th 200 m 24.46   (0.2 m/s)
1996 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Kingston, Jamaica 1st 100 m 11.85
1st 200 m 24.88   (-5.1 m/s)
CARIFTA Games (U-20) 1st 4 × 100 m relay 44.24
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 100 m 11.75   (0.7 m/s)
1st 200 m 24.50
1st 4 × 100 m relay 46.31
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:41.99
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 10th (sf) 200 m 24.33
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 44.26
1997 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 100 m 11.60   (0.0 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.65   (0.9 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 45.27
1998 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 100 m 11.37
1st 200 m 23.16   (2.4 m/s) w
1st 4 × 100 m relay 44.97
World Junior Championships Annecy, France 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.61
1999 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Fort-de-France, Martinique 1st 100 m 11.60   (-0.8 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.39   (1.6 m/s)
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 4 × 100 m relay 42.62
World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 42.15 SB
2000 NACAC U-25 Championships Monterrey, Mexico 2nd 100m 11.66 (wind: -1.6 m/s)
1st 200m 23.47 (wind: -3.1 m/s)
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th (h) 200 m 23.70   (0.2 m/s)
2003 World Championships Paris, France 6th 100 m 11.07   (0.9 m/s)
2nd (h) 200 m 22.98   (-0.4 m/s)
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 100 m 11.05   (-0.1 m/s)
4th 200 m 22.42   (0.8 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 41.73 NR
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th (sf) 100 m 11.23   (0.4 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 41.99 SB
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 200 m 23.09   (-0.6 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.58
World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th 200 m 22.72   (1.7 m/s)
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 4th 100 m 11.43   (1.2 m/s)
6th 200 m 23.34   (0.3 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, China 1st (h) 4 × 100 m relay 42.24 SB
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 100 m 11.16   (0.1 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 42.06
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 3rd 100 m 11.34   (+0.1 m/s)
2nd 200 m 23.08   (-0.6 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Aleen Bailey". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 9 September 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2008.

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