Jillian Richardson
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles 4 x 400 metres
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Budapest 400 metres
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane 4 x 400 metres
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh 4 x 400 metres
Silver medal – second place 1986 Edinburgh 400 metres
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1987 Indianapolis 400 metres
Silver medal – second place 1987 Indianapolis 4 x 400 metres
Silver medal – second place 1983 Caracas 4 x 400 metres
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Caracas 4 x 100 metres

Jillian Cheryl Richardson-Briscoe (born March 10, 1965 in Guayaguayare, Trinidad and Tobago) is a Canadian athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres. She is a three-time Olympian.[1] In 1988, she equalled Marita Payne's Canadian 400 metres record of 49.91 secs. The record (as of 2022) still stands. She was inducted into the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame in 2017.[2]

Richardson won a gold medal at the 1982 Commonwealth Games as a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay team. She repeated that feat at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, as well as winning a silver in the 400 meters. She was a member of the 4 x 400 metre relay that took a silver medal in the 1983 Pan American Games. She won a silver in the 400 meters at the 1987 Pan American Games, and as part of the Canadian 4 x 400 meter relay team. She took a gold medal in the 400 metres and a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre relay at the 1989 Francophone Games.

She competed for Canada at three Olympic Games. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, she won the silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay with her team mates Charmaine Crooks, Molly Killingbeck and Marita Payne. At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, she was eliminated in the 400 metres semi-finals, running 49.91. It was the first time someone had broken 50 seconds and failed to reach the final. Canada failed to finish the 4 × 400 m relay final due to an injury to Molly Killingbeck. At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, she finished fifth in the 400 m final, in 49.93 and fourth in the 4 × 400 m relay final.

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 1st 4 × 400 m 3:27.70
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 4 × 400 m 3:27.41
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 2nd 4 × 400 m 3:21.21
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 2nd 400 m 51.62
1st 4 × 400 m 3:28.92
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 2nd 400 m 50.35
2nd 4 × 400 m 3:29.18
World Championships Rome, Italy 6th 400 m 51.03
4th 4 × 400 m 3:24.11
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea semi-final 400 m 49.91
DNF 4 × 400 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 400 m 52.02
Francophonie Games Casablanca, Morocco 1st 400 m 51.79
2nd 4 × 400 m 3:32.96
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 5th 400 m 49.93
4th 4 × 400 m 3:25.20
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada heats 400 m

See also

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jill Richardson-Briscoe (full name: Jillian Cheryl Richardson-Briscoe)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "Gilbert, Richardson-Briscoe and Wright to be inducted into Athletics Canada Hall of Fame". Athletics Canada. May 5, 2017. Jillian Richardson-Briscoe