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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 719,226 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Merlene Ottey is the 253rd most popular athlete (down from 179th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Jamaica (down from 18th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Jamaican Athlete.

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Among athletes, Merlene Ottey ranks 253 out of 3,059Before her are Lyudmila Bragina, Karl Staaf, Romuald Klim, Gerhard Stöck, Veikko Hakulinen, and Anatoly Alyabyev. After her are Luigi Beccali, Olga Gyarmati, Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, Bernd Kannenberg, Christian d'Oriola, and Boughera El Ouafi.

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Among people born in 1960, Merlene Ottey ranks 164Before her are Yu Hua, Taneti Mamau, Jari Kurri, Igor Larionov, Aleida Guevara, and Brenda Strong. After her are Viktor Lazlo, Linden Ashby, Jason Beghe, Maurizio Cattelan, Chris Waddle, and Barbara Broccoli.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Merlene Ottey ranks 24 out of 168Before her are Mary Seacole (1805), Sean Paul (1973), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Stephen Hopkins (1958), Max Romeo (1944), and Bunny Wailer (1947). After her are Shaggy (1968), Carl Douglas (1942), Burning Spear (1945), Prince Buster (1938), Linford Christie (1960), 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 Linford Christie (1960), Asafa Powell (1982), Don Quarrie (1951), George Rhoden (1926), Donovan Bailey (1967), Yohan Blake (1989), Arthur Wint (1920), Nesta Carter (1985), and Lennox Miller (1946).