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Deon Hemmings

DOB and Place of Birth:

Oct 9, 1968 - St. Ann

Deon Hemmings became the first Jamaican woman to win an Olympic gold medal when she defeated world record holder Kim Batten at the 1996 Olympics in her signature event the 400M hurdles. Her winning time of 52.82s was an Olympic record that stood until 2004. Hemmings then went to win two silver medals in 2000 Sydney Olympics in the 4X400M and the 400M hurdles. At the World Championship level she has won 4 medals, one silver and three bronze. She also has a gold medal from the World Indoor Championships in the 4X400M relay. She is a trailblazer for women hurdlers in Jamaica.

Deon Hemmings
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