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Regina Jacobs

Full name: Regina Jacobs
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: August 28, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Mizuno Track Club, Osaka (JPN)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Cousin of Wayne Collett.

Biography

Regina attended Stanford, graduating in 1986. She was primarily a 1,500/miler, who ran that event at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympic Games. She won the US Olympic Trials in the event at each Olympiad, also winning in 2000, when she could not compete at the Olympics due to injury. Jacobs was a silver medalist in the 1,500 at the 1997 and 1999 World Championships, and was World Indoor Champion in 1995 and 2003. Jacobs won the US outdoor title in the 1,500 12 times in a long career between 1987 and 2003. In February 2003 she also set a world indoor record of 3:59.98 for the 1,500 at a meet in Boston, which made her the first woman to run the distance under 4 minutes indoors.

In 2003 Jacobs' career ended when she tested positive for use of THG (tetrahydrogestrinone), a designer steroid implicated in the BALCO Doping Scandal in the Bay Area of California. She was suspended from competing for four years by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Jacobs later worked as a real estate agent with Sotheby’s International Realty in Oakland, California.

Personal Best: 1500 – 3:59.98i (2003).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 11 h2 r1/2
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 12 h1 r2/3
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 10

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 11 4:18.09
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 12 4:21.55
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 7 QC 4:13.87
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics United States Final 10 4:07.21
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 4:06.13
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 4:07.41
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