At a glance

10 May 1960 Cold Spring, Jamaica
175 cm / 62 kg 5'9'' / 136 pounds
Female

At her career's end, Merlene Ottey had won more Olympic medals in track & field athletics than any woman, with nine. Further these were won over a remarkably long career, which saw her win her first Olympic medal in 1980 (200 metre bronze) and her final one in 2000 (4×100 relay silver with Jamaica). Through 2004, she competed in seven Olympic Games, consecutively from 1980-2004. Her final appearance in 2004 came representing Slovenia. Ottey's record is marred by her failure to win a gold medal at the Olympics, as she has won three silver and six bronze. Primarily a 200...

Merlene in numbers

7
Olympics
Olympics
9
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal:3 Bronze medal:6
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 5 h2 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • AC h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      200 metres
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 2 Silver medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 5
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • AC
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    • 2 h1 r2/4
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 4
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • 3 h1 r2/3
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • 8
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Moscow
    Moscow 1980
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Moscow
    Moscow 1980
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • 6
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
    • 4 h1 r1/2
      Athletics
      4 x 400 metres Relay

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