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Michelle Burgher (born 12 March 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica.

Michelle Burgher
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 4x400m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 4x400m relay
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1996 San Salvador 4x400 m relay
Junior (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1996 Kingston 400m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1996 Kingston 400m



She was a bronze medalist in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

She conducts coaching clinics and talks for school kids. Her ambition is to become a pediatric psychologist. Her hobbies are redecorating her flat and dancing.

In 2008, Burgher joined the track and field coaching staff at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. The move reunited Burgher with IUP's head coach, Ralph White. White coached Burgher at Clemson and she was an assistant coach under White at Williams from 2001-2004.1


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Jamaica
1996 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Kingston, Jamaica 2nd 400 m 54.36
1st 400 m hurdles 59.98
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) San Salvador, El Salvador 5th 400 m 56.12
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:41.99
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 7th (h) [1] 4 × 400 m relay 3:40.58
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:25.65 (h)
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 400 m 53.04 A
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.87 (h)
2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 2nd 400 m 52.19
1st 4 × 400 m relay 52.19
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 8th 400 m 53.26
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.34
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:22.00 SB


  1. ^ Disqualified in the final.


  • Greensburg Tribune Review 8 Aug 2008: C14. See also:
  • MICHELLE BURGHER (in Spanish), mujeres rápidas, retrieved 11 April 2012

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