Merlene Ottey

1960 - Today

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Merlene Joyce Ottey (born 10 May 1960) is a Jamaican-Slovenian former track and field sprinter. She began her career representing Jamaica in 1978, and continued to do so for 24 years, before representing Slovenia from 2002 to 2012. She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60 metres (indoor), eighth on the all-time list over 100 metres and sixth on the all-time list over 200 metres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merlene Ottey has received more than 765,461 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Merlene Ottey is the 74th most popular athlete (up from 261st in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Jamaica (up from 24th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Jamaican Athlete.

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Among athletes, Merlene Ottey ranks 74 out of 6,025Before her are Shizo Kanakuri, Irena Szewińska, Jürgen Schult, Irving Baxter, Dana Zátopková, and Mohammed Gammoudi. After her are Lee Haney, Dorando Pietri, Fritz Hofmann, Vladimir Kuts, Giorgio Pessina, and Ibolya Csák.

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Among people born in 1960, Merlene Ottey ranks 92Before her are Michael Hutchence, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Samia Suluhu Hassan, Jürgen Schult, Gia Carangi, and Melissa Leo. After her are Gjorge Ivanov, Kevin Carter, Ersin Tatar, Takashi Miike, Fabiola Gianotti, and Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Merlene Ottey ranks 12 out of 189Before her are Marcus Garvey (1887), Ben Johnson (1961), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Stuart Hall (1932), Liz Mitchell (1952), and Violet Brown (1900). After her are Trevor Berbick (1954), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Patrick Ewing (1962), Desmond Dekker (1941), Stephen Hopkins (1958), and Asafa Powell (1982).

Among ATHLETES In Jamaica

Among athletes born in Jamaica, Merlene Ottey ranks 3Before her are Usain Bolt (1986), and Ben Johnson (1961). After her are Asafa Powell (1982), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (1986), George Rhoden (1926), Don Quarrie (1951), George Kerr (1937), Lennox Miller (1946), Yohan Blake (1989), Arthur Wint (1920), and Shawn Rhoden (1975).