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Encyclopedia > Sherone Simpson
Olympic medal record
Women's Athletics
Gold 2004 Athens 4x100m relay

Sherone Simpson (born August 12, 1984) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is an Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay race from 2004 Olympic Games. At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics she won (together with Daniele Browning, Aleen Bailey and Veronica Campbell) a silver medal. Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium, except for the Marathons (which were run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the Road Walk, and the Shot Put, which was held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The Womens 4 x 100 m relay races at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium on August 26 and August 27. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... Daniele Browning (born August 29, 1981) is a Jamaican sprinter. ... Aleen Bailey (born November 25, 1980, in St. ... Veronica Campbell (born May 15, 1982) is a Track and Field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ...


Sherone Simpson (coached by Stephen Francis) outlasted Olympic champion Veronica Campbell to register a stunning victory in the women's 200 metres final at the 2006 XVIII Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. The Manchester High graduate, now attending University of Technology in Jamaica, better known as a 100m sprinter, clocked 22.59 to win her first major individual gold. This win by Sherone Simpson was to complete the Jamaican clean sweep of the sprints by taking golds in men and women 100m and 200m wa well as men's 110 m hurdles and women's equivalent the 100m hurdles.


Trivia

After clocking 10.82 seconds in the Jamaica National Championships 2006, Sherone has become Jamaica's second fastest female 100m sprinter. She is second to sprinter Merlene Ottey. Image:Merlene Ottey. ...


External links

  • IAAF:Sherone Simpson
  • Sherone Simpson Pictures

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