Merlene Ottey

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Birthday
10, 1960
Birthplace
Hanover Parish, Jamaica
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Hanover Parish, Jamaica

About

Jamaica and Slovenia's 'Queen of the Track' who won nine Olympic medals in track events - more than any other woman in history.

Before Fame

Inspired by a radio broadcast of Donald Quarrie's sprinting at the 1976 Olympics, she moved to the U.S. to train in track herself.

Trivia

In 1998, after controversy erupted about whether she should step down from the Jamaican national team to give younger runners a chance, she moved to Slovenia.

Family Life

She was married to Nat Page, an American high jump Olympian.

Associated With

Usain Bolt is another famous Jamaican track runner.