Australian Aths History
Melinda GAINSFORD-TAYLOR (Gainsford) (NSW)
Female       b. 1 Oct 1971
IAAF Profile
Competition   Event Position Result
International Competition
1989 World Cup  4 x 100 metres Disqualified
1990 World Junior  100 metres 18/37 Ht1 5th 11.87(-0.1); SF2 7th 11.93(+1.1)
  200 metres 9/38 Ht5 4th 23.92(+0.4); SF2 4th 23.89(+0.5)
  4 x 100 metres 5 Ht1 3rd 45.49; Final 5th 45.01
1992 Olympic Games  100 metres 24/55 Ht3 4th 11.57(-0.8); QF4 6th 11.67(-1.1)
  200 metres 13/53 Ht6 2nd 23.18(+1.3); QF4 4th 23.03(-0.9); SF2 7th 23.03(-0.1)
  4 x 100 metres 6 Ht1 4th 43.49; Final 6th 43.77
1992 World Cup  100 metres 4/8 4th 11.53(+1.1)
  200 metres 4/8 4th 23.46(-0.3)
  4 x 100 metres Disqualified
1993 World Championships  100 metres 15/50 Ht4 1st 11.32(-0.3); QF3 4th 11.29(-0.1); SF 7th 11.53(-0.6)
  200 metres Ht3 Did not compete (injured in 100m)
1993 World Indoor  60 metres 15/32 Ht1 3rd 7.36; SF2 7th 7.43
  200 metres 2/21 Ht3 1st 23.16; SF1 1st 22.83; Final 2nd 22.73
1994 Commonwealth Games  100 metres 4/28 Ht4 1st 11.29(+0.2); SF1 2nd 11.28(+1.2); Final 4th 11.31(-0.2)
  200 metres 3/27 Ht2 1st 22.97(+2.6); SF2 3rd 22.96(+2.7); Final 3rd 22.68(+1.3)
  4 x 100 metres 2 Final 2nd 43.43
1994 World Cup  100 metres 4/8 4th 11.55(-1.7)
  4 x 100 metres 3 3rd 43.36
1995 World Championships  100 metres 12/58 Ht6 2nd 11.32(+0.3); QF1 4th 11.35(+0.4); SF2 6th 11.29(-0.7)
  200 metres 9/37 Ht4 2nd 22.71(0.0); SF1 5th 22.61(+2.3)
  4 x 400 metres 3 Ht1 2nd 3:26.08; Final 3rd 3:25.88
1995 World Indoor  200 metres 1/22 Ht1 1st 22.64; SF1 1st 22.88; Final 1st 22.64
1996 Olympic Games  100 metres Did not compete
  200 metres 10/48 Ht2 2nd 22.70(+0.7); QF1 3rd 22.91(+0.5); SF2 5th 22.76(+0.1)
  4 x 100 metres Did not compete
  4 x 400 metres 11 Ht2 7th 3:33.78 (51.88)
1997 World Championships  100 metres 10/59 Ht6 4th 11.36(0.0); QF1 5th 11.20(+0.7); SF2 6th 11.35(-0.1)
  200 metres 7/53 Ht2 1st 22.76(0.0); QF4 1st 22.45(0.0); SF1 4th 22.70(-2.3); Final 7th 22.73(-0.7)
  4 x 100 metres 10 Ht1 5th 43.21
1997 World Indoor  200 metres 18/28 Ht1 1st 23.13; SF3 Disqualified
1998 Commonwealth Games  200 metres 4/25 Ht3 1st 22.98(-0.2); QF2 1st 22.79(-0.3); Final 4th 23.04(+0.1)
  4 x 100 metres Did not compete
  4 x 400 metres Did not compete
2000 Olympic Games  100 metres 15/84 Ht9 3rd 11.34(+0.1); QF2 4th 11.24(+1.0); SF1 8th 11.45(-0.5)
  200 metres 6/54 Ht4 1st 22.71(+1.6); QF2 1st 22.49(-0.3); SF2 3rd 22.61(+0.7); Final 6th 22.42(+0.7)
  4 x 100 metres 25 Ht1 Did not finish
  4 x 400 metres 5 Ht3 2nd 3:24.05; Final 5th 3:23.81 (Ran final only)
 
National Competition
1988-89 Aust. Junior T & F  100 metres 1 11.89
  200 metres 2 24.14
1989-90 Aust. Junior T & F  100 metres 1 11.89
1990-91 Aust. Junior T & F  100 metres 1 11.62(-0.3)
  200 metres 1 23.62
1991-92 Aust. T & F  100 metres 1 11.53(-1.3)
  100 yards Invitation 1 10.62
  200 metres 1 22.86(-1.5)
1992-93 Aust. T & F  100 metres 1 11.26(+2.4)
  200 metres 1 22.49(+0.7)
1993-94 Aust. T & F  100 metres 3 (2nd Aust.) 11.55(-2.6)
  200 metres 2 22.91(-2.4)
1994-95 Aust. T & F  100 metres 1 11.44(-1.1)
  100 yards Invitation 1 10.38
  200 metres 1 22.33(-2.6)
1996-97 Aust. T & F  100 metres 1 11.25(-0.7)
  200 metres 1 22.34(+5.0)
1997-98 Aust. T & F  100 metres 1 11.32(-2.7)
  200 metres 1 22.53(-2.2)
1999-00 Aust. T & F  100 metres 1 11.53(-1.1)
  200 metres 2 22.80(-2.3)

 

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