In 2000, Sturrup competed in the 4x100m women’s relay in the Sydney Olympic Games. This event was one of the most memorable events in Bahamian sports history. The rivalry that had built up between the Bahamian team and the US team was immense. Hundreds of Bahamians stayed up to watch the final, and of course the ladies did not disappoint. The team came away with the Gold medal and became known as the ‘Golden Girls’.
It was the Bahamas 2nd
ever Olympic gold medal in a track and field event. Sturrup later went on to describe this moment as her most proud.
Aged 40 Chandra Sturrup was selected to represent her country in the London Olympic Games in 2012. While she was disappointed that she didn’t qualify to the run the 100m, she saw it as a tremendous opportunity. Sturrup felt proud and honoured to be running with some of the upcoming athletes, who looked up to her.