Women’s 200 Metres Heat Olympic Games. Photo: Popperfoto/Getty Images
Today we celebrate the 57th Birthday of Merlene Joyce Ottey, OD. Take a look at some of her most memorable moments.
Merlene Ottey was born born 10 May 1960 in Cold Spring, Hanover, Jamaica. She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60M (indoor), sixth on the all-time list over 100Mand fourth on the all-time list over 200 metres. Her world indoor record for 200M of 21.87 seconds, set in 1993, still stands (as of 2017).
Merlene Ottey vs Gail Devers Dramatic 100M Olympic Final 1996 Atlanta
Gail Devers of the United States, right, and Merlene Ottey of Jamaica cross the finish line in the women’s 100 meter final at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Saturday, July 27, 1996. Devers won the gold and Ottey won the silver. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996, Track & Field, 200m, Final, Merlene Ottey from Jamaica and Marie-José Perec from France. Photo : Philippe Millereau / KMSP
Merlene leads American sprinter Gwen Torrence in the 100 metres in Lausanne, 1991. Photograph by Allsport/Mike Powell