|Deon Hemmings medal table
|silver||2000 Sydney||400 m hurdles|
|silver||2000 Sydney||4 × 400 m|
|gold||1996 Atlanta||400 m hurdles|
|bronze||1999 Seville||400 m hurdles|
|silver||1997 Athens||400 m hurdles|
|bronze||1997 Athens||4 × 400 m|
|bronze||1995 Gothenburg||400 m hurdles|
Hemmings won the bronze medal at the world championships in the 400-meter hurdles discipline in Gothenburg in 1995 , the silver medal in Athens in 1997 and the bronze medal in Seville in 1999 . In 1997 in Athens she also won a bronze medal with the Jamaican 4 x 400 meter relay . At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, she won the silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles behind Sally Gunnell (ENG) and in front of Debbie-Ann Parris (JAM).
At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta , she won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles ahead of the two Americans Kim Batten and Tonja Buford-Bailey . This was the first Olympic gold medal won by a woman for Jamaica.
At the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 , she won the silver medal in the same discipline, behind Irina Priwalowa (RUS) and ahead of Nezha Bidouane (MAR) as well as the team silver medal in the 4 x 400 meter relay together with her teammates Sandie Richards , Catherine Scott-Pomales and Lorraine Graham .
In 1996 and 2000, Hemmings was named Jamaica's Sportswoman of the Year ; 2000 together with Lorraine Graham.
- Deon Hemmings in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Deon Hemmings in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Jamaican hurdler and Olympic champion|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 9, 1968|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Saint Ann Parish|