Sherone Simpson

Sherone Simpson Sherone Simpson

Education:     Manchester High School, University of the Technology Coach:    Stephen Francis Personal Bests: 100m in 10.82s (2006), 200m in 22.00s (2008), 400m in 51.25s (2008) ·    Jamaica's Olympic trials June 24, 2008 100 metres,  finishing 3rd in 10.87 200 metres, finishing 3rd in 22.11 ·    2006 personal bests of 10.82 in 100 metres and 22.00 in 200 metres ·    2006 Ranked #1female sprinter ·    2006 Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's 200 m ·    With her personal best of 10.82 seconds in the 100 m, Simpson is ranked third among Jamaican women, behind Merlene Ottey and Kerron Stewart. ·    2005 World Champoinships silver medal ·    2004 Olympic sprint relay gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay  ·    Athens Olympic 100 metres finalist - 6th place ·    World Championship sprint relay silver medallist ·    Commonwealth Games 200m champion


Trivia Q & A » Q. Who was the oldest athlete to take gold in an individual event at the championships? A. Steffi Nerius. Nerius was 37 at the time of the championships and won gold in the women's javelin throw. Nerius had taken bronze in each of the previous three world championships, and took silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Her title in 2009 was her first win at a global championships.

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