Khamica Bingham The Offical Website for Canadian Female Sprint Champion
Khamica Bingham is the fastest woman in Canada, 2-time World Championship finalist and Pan Am bronze medalist. Her dream has always been to compete in the Olympic Games, but not originally for track and field. Bingham was a national gymnast, and her Olympic hopes were shattered after her parents struggled financially to keep her in the sport. She found sprinting exciting and thrilling as a child and knew it could be a new opportunity for her Olympic dream.
Bingham’s skills and talents from gymnastics quickly launched her to the top rankings in Canada for track and field with club coach Frank Bucca. She was a rising star and was highly recruited for full scholarships in the U.S after being the top 100m sprinter in Canada for her age. Although many recruited Canadian sprinters attended Universities in the States, Bingham chose a different route by staying in Canada and studying at University of Toronto for Communications. She felt that Athletics Canada’s support for her educational studies and development in sprinting met her standards, allowing her to continue to flourish with international and educational success.
That year, Bingham was added to the Senior Women’s 4x100m relay team. She was still a Junior,making her the youngest sprinter on the team running the anchor leg position. Bingham attended her first World Championships in Russia, anchoring Canada to an incredible 6th place finish. Following that experience, Bingham decided to train at the East Hub National Training Center located at York University to optimize her training partners and training environment. With the changes to her training location, she struggled with the commute and transferred from the University of Toronto to York University; which was the best decision for her sprinting career.
In 2015, Bingham had an exceptional year. She anchored the Women’s 4x100m relay at the World Relay Championships, finishing 4th by 0.01 of a second, earning Canada a spot in Rio. A few months later, she blazed to her first National 100m title, qualifying individually in the 100m and 200m for the Olympics as well. She was selected to be a part of the Pan Am Games team held in Toronto, and anchored the 4x100m relay to a bronze medal on home soil. With Rio around the corner, she has her eyes set on more international success while leaving her mark behind to inspire the younger generations.