Michelle Collins (athlete)
|Born||February 12, 1971|
|Event(s)||200 meters, 400 meters,|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||200 m: 22.18 s (indoor) 400 m: 50.02 s|
Michelle Collins (born February 12, 1971) is an American track and field athlete, known for long sprints. She was the 2003 World Indoor Champion at 200 metres. Her 22.18 from that meet would clearly be an American record, but it was never ratified. Her career came to an apparent end when she was handed an 8-year suspension for using Performance-enhancing drugs, after she was linked to the BALCO Scandal. She never tested positive but admitted using THG and EPO. Her results were retroactively disqualified. After some legal wrangling, Collins threatened to appeal the decision by USADA. She agreed to drop her appeal and her suspension was reduced to the more conventional 4-year ban.