Sprinter who staged a motorcycle accident before the 2004 Summer Olympics to avoid testing for drugs; she had to withdraw from the games.
She won the 100-meters silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games.
She returned to competition at the European Indoor Athletics Championships following her Olympic humiliation, where the crowd informed her of their displeasure with loud boos.
Her family was residing in Athens when she was born.
She was not given Marion Jones' 2000 Summer Olympics gold medal after the International Olympic Committee withdrew it over Jones' doping admissions, because of her involvement in the 2004 controversy.