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Famous Jamaican Female Athletes

Veronica Campbell photo

Veronica Campbell-Brown C.D (born 15 May 1982) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. A five-time Olympic medalist, she is the reigning World and Olympic 200 meters champion. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she ran the 200 m in 21.74 seconds (the fastest time in a decade) and became the second woman in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200 m events, after Bärbel Wöckel of Germany did so at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. Veronica Campbell-Brown is ranked the second fastest Jamaican woman over 60 meters, fourth fastest over 100 meters and third fastest over 200 meters.


Shelly-Ann Fraser photo<img  data-cke-saved-src='/ja/sites/default/files/imagepicker/8/shelly-fraser_0.jpg' src='/ja/sites/default/files/imagepicker/8/shelly-fraser_0.jpg' alt='Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce' style=Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce OD (born December 27, 1986) is a Jamaican sprinter, who specializes in the 100 m. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser is the reigning Olympic champion and World champion over 100 meters, clocking a time of 10.78 and 10.73 respectively. She is only the second female sprinter to hold both World and Olympic 100m titles simultaneously (after Gail Devers), and is tied with Christine Arron as the fourth fastest woman in history over 100 meters. She attended the Wolmer's High School for Girls and represented her school in many athletic occasions.



 Melaine Walker photo

Melaine Walker O.D (born 1 January 1983, Kingston) is a Jamaican 400 meters hurdler. Walker is the reigning World and Olympic 400 m hurdles champion. She holds the Olympic record of 52.64, set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and her time of 52.42 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the second fastest time in history. Walker is a past student of the St. Jago High School. She won Gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a new Olympic record time of 52.64 seconds. Walker won the Jamaica national championships in 54.70 seconds, narrowly beating new-comer Kaliese Spencer and qualifying for her first World Championships in Athletics.


Sherone Simpson

Sherone Simpson (born August 12, 1984) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is a gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay from the 2004 Olympics and silver medalist in 2005 World Championships and now is the silver medalist in the individual event at the 2008 Summer Olympics after she tied for second with Kerron Stewart in a photo finish. With her personal best of 10.82 seconds in the 100 m, Simpson is ranked fifth among Jamaican women, behind Shelly-Ann Fraser (10.73), Merlene Ottey (10.74), Kerron Stewart (10.75) and sprint veteran, Veronica Campbell-Brown (10.78).

Bridget Foster-Hylton

Bridget Foster-Hylton O.D (born November 7, 1974 in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican 100m hurdler. She was the World Champion over 100m hurdles in 2009. Like fellow Jamaican hurdler Delloreen Ennis-London she was not a successful hurdler until 2000, when she lowered her personal best by 65/100. Having improved greatly, she finished 8th at the 2000 Olympics. In Athens 2004 she pulled out of the semi finals. Foster-Hylton won the bronze medal in the 100 meter hurdles at the 2005 World Championships.



Kerron Stewart

Kerron Stewart (born 16 April 1984) is a Kingston-born Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters and 200 meters. She is the 2008 Jamaican national champion in the 100 m clocking 10.80s. She defeated World Champion Veronica Campbell-Brown in the process and now is the 2008 Summer Olympics silver medalist after she tied with Sherone Simpson in a time of 10.98s. She also earned a bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 2008 Summer Olympics with a time of 22.00s.

Merlene Joyce Ottey

Merlene Joyce Ottey (born May 10, 1960), is a Jamaican-born Slovenian track athlete. Ottey began her career representing Jamaica, but since 2002, has represented Slovenia, where she now resides. She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60 meters(indoor), sixth on the all-time list over 100 meters and third on the all-time list over 200 meters. She is ranked 2nd amongst Jamaican female athletes for the 100m with a clock time of 10.74. She is now a Slovenia citizen and athlete and is still looking forward to be enter the 2012 Olympics at the age of 52. This would be the first time in history that a competitor have done this, if she competes in the 2012 games. It is touted that if she does, it might be the 4x100 relays.


Aleen Bailey photo

Aleen Bailey (born November 25, 1980 in Saint Mary) is a track and field sprint specialist, competing internationally for Jamaica. She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal as a member of the 4 x 100 m relay team. Bailey trains in Columbia, South Carolina under Curtis Frye and is the sister of the reggae star Capleton. Bailey graduated from the University of South Carolina where she competed during her junior and senior season after transferring from Barton County Community College. In the 2003 NCAA Outdoor track and field championships, Bailey won the 100 and 200 meters, both times defeating heavily favored Muna Lee of LSU. She was also a member of the 4 x 100 m championship team at the 2002 outdoor championships.