Michelle Collins
Personal information
Born (1971-02-12) February 12, 1971 (age 53)
Event(s)200 meters, 400 meters,
Achievements and titles
Personal best200 m: 22.18 s (indoor) 400 m: 50.02 s
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
World Indoor Championships
Disqualified 2003 Birmingham 200 metres

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.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Michelle Collins working her way back from suspension".
  2. ^ "Sprinter Michelle Collins drops doping appeal, accepts suspension".
  3. ^ "Collins slapped with 8-year ban / Sprinter, 33, faces end of her career". 11 December 2004.