Deon Hemmings

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Deon Hemmings medal table


JamaicaJamaica Jamaica
Olympic games
silver 2000 Sydney 400 m hurdles
silver 2000 Sydney 4 × 400 m
gold 1996 Atlanta 400 m hurdles
World championships
bronze 1999 Seville 400 m hurdles
silver 1997 Athens 400 m hurdles
bronze 1997 Athens 4 × 400 m
bronze 1995 Gothenburg 400 m hurdles

Deon Hemmings (born October 9, 1968 in Saint Ann Parish ) is a former Jamaican hurdler and Olympic champion .

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.

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