Record-holding Canadian sprinter Olympic medalist Angela Bailey dies at 59 – .

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Record-holding Canadian sprinter Olympic medalist Angela Bailey dies at 59 – .


MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Angela Bailey, Canadian women’s 100-meter record holder and silver medalist in the Olympic 4 × 100 relay, died of cancer in complicated conditions. She was 59 years old.

Bailey’s 1987 Canadian women’s 100-meter record of 10.98 seconds still stands today. She was also part of the women’s 4 × 100-meter relay team that won silver at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.

Athletics Canada confirmed Bailey’s passing on July 31 in a statement Monday and offered condolences to his family and loved ones.

“I was very sad to learn of Angela’s passing. I remember her as a talented and determined athlete, ”said Athletics Canada Board Chair Helen Manning. “The Athletics Canada family sends their thoughts and sympathy to their family at this sad time. “

Bailey’s medal-winning relay team members Marita Payne, Angella Taylor-Issajenko and France Gareau also paid tribute to him in a statement.

“We are in shock and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our teammate, Angela Bailey,” the statement said. “Our deepest condolences go out to Angela’s family and close friends. She was a great competitor on the track and we will always cherish the memories we made together. Rest in peace our friend.

Bailey also won three silver medals in the 4 × 100 relay at the Commonwealth Games in 1978, 1982 and 1986.

She set the Canadian record in the 100 meters in July 1987 in Hungary and earlier that year she also won bronze in the 60 meters at the World Indoor Championships.

Bailey also holds the Canadian indoor track record for the 200 meters in 23.32 seconds.

She also competed in the 4 × 100 relay and 100-meter events at the 1988 Seoul Games.

Bailey was part of the 1980 Canadian team that did not compete in the Moscow Games due to an international boycott.

Bailey received a law degree from Queen’s University in 1996 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2003.

She was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame in 2014.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 2, 2021.

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