43 years old (Born on October 12, 1975)
Athletics (sport), sprinter and basketball competitor, BALCO scandal, performance enhancing drugs; She is famous from Olympic sprinter.Won three gold (100m, 200m, 4x400m relay) and two bronze medals (4x100m relay, long jump) at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2000. Was sentenced to six months in jail, two years probation and ordered to serve 800 hours of community service for lying to a federal investigator about using steroids and her knowledge of a check fraud scam. 28 June 2003: Son, Tim, born. Father is boyfriend Tim Montgomery. Holds dual citizenship from the USA and Belize.
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After years of accusations that she uses illegal substances, her "A" urine sample finally tested positive for a banned performance-enhancer at the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. If the "B" sample also turns up positive, she would be banned for two years (August 2006).
Her lawyers announced that her "B" sample had tested negative, which cleared her from the doping allegations after the 2006 US Track and Field Championships (6 September 2006).
After admitting to having taken steroids before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she surrendered her five medals from the games and announced her retirement from track and field (October 2007).