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Bobby-Gaye Wilkins

Bobby-Gaye Wilkins (born 10 September 1988) is a Jamaican athlete who represented Jamaica at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, winning a bronze medal in the 4×400 metres relay.

Bobby-Gaye Wilkins
Personal information
Full nameBobby-Gaye Wilkins-Gooden
Born (1988-09-10) 10 September 1988 (age 31)
Manchester Parish, Jamaica
Country Jamaica
Updated on 26 January 2015.

Her first major international appearance came at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Athletics, where she reached the final of the 400 metres.

She was selected as a reserve for the relay at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, but she did not compete.[1] She reached the semi-finals of the 400 m at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, but enjoyed greater success in the women's relay: along with Clora Williams, Davita Prendergast and Novlene Williams-Mills, she won the bronze medal in a Jamaican indoor record of 3:28.49 (also a Central American and Caribbean record).[2]

However, she failed her drug test at the competition, and the Jamaican team was disqualified. Her sample contained andarine (a selective androgen receptor modulator), making her the second international runner to test positive for the class of anabolic drugs, after Thomas Goller. She received a two-year ban from competitive athletics for the infraction.[3]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Result Venue Date
400 m 50.87 s   Kingston 28 Jun 2008
800 m 2:04.87 min   Kingston 22 Mar 2008


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Jamaica
2004 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Hamilton, Bermuda 4th 400 m 56.96
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:48.32
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 800 m 2:12.98
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:36.91
World Youth Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 7th 400 m 54.72
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Ontario, Canada 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:36.99
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 1st 800 m 2:09.36
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.90 CR
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 400 m 53.19
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:36.02
2007 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 1st 400 m 53.01
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:36.26
Pan American Junior Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st 400m 51.72
2008 NACAC U-23 Championships Toluca, México 1st 400m 51.34 A
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.46 A
Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd1 4 × 400 m relay 3:22.601
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar DSQ 400m DSQ (52.59) (Doping)
DSQ (3rd) 4 × 400 m relay DSQ (3:28.49) (Doping)
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, México 5th 400m 53.01 A
4 × 400 m relay DQ
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 3rd 400m 51.84 A
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 3rd 400m 52.45
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.65

1: Competed only in the heat.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jamaican team list announced for Berlin Archived 18 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF (2009-07-14). Retrieved on 2010-09-09.
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (2010-03-14). EVENT REPORT - WOMEN's 4x400 Metres Relay Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-09.
  3. ^ Lowe, Andrew (2010-09-09). Wilkins banned for two years Archived 14 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Jamaica Star. Retrieved on 2010-09-09.

External linksEdit

  • Bobby-Gaye Wilkins at IAAF
  • "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bobby-Gaye Wilkins". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.