Merlene Ottey is a former track and field sprinter from Jamaica and Slovenia. Merlene Ottey holds the current world indoor record in the 200 meters with a time of 21.87 seconds in 1993.
|First and last name:||Merlene Ottey|
|Date of birth:||May 10, 1960|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)|
|Net value||$110 million|
|Education||Gurneys Mount and Pondside Schools, University of Nebraska|
|Brothers and sisters||(Six) Ruthven Ottey, Hugh Ottey, Beverley Ottey, Janet Ottey, Desmond Ottey and Yvonne Ottey|
Merlene Ottey Biography
Merlene Ottey was born in Cold Spring, Hanover, Jamaica on May 10, 1960. Her zodiac sign is Taurus and she is 62 years old as of her date of birth. When it comes to her nationality, she is Jamaican, but her ethnicity is unknown.
In terms of her family history, she is the daughter of Hubert Ottey (Father) and Joan Ottey (Mother). Her father works as a farmer and her mother as a midwife. She has six siblings, Ruthven Ottey, Hugh Ottey, Beverley Ottey, Janet Ottey, Desmond Ottey and Yvonne Ottey. Apart from that, no additional information about her relatives, grandparents, cousins or other relatives is available in the media.
Merlene Ottey Education
In the field of education, she attended Gurneys Mount and Pondside Schools before graduating from Rusea and Vere Technical High Schools. She then moved to the United States, where she graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1979.
Merlene Ottey Height, weight
Merlene Ottey is undeniably attractive and attractive. She stands tall and has a perfect height of about 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm/1.75 m) and weighs about 62 kg (137 lb). She also has beautiful black eyes and black hair.
In terms of her career, Ottey started representing Jamaica in 1978 and continued to do so for the next 24 years. She also won 14 individual national titles and 24 All-America honors. In addition, she won multiple NCAA championships in each of her five seasons, including five indoor and outdoor titles in 1982 and four in 1981.
She was also a member of the 1982, 1983, and 1984 Nebraska indoor national championship teams. Ottey, on the other hand, still has Nebraska’s best indoor and outdoor numbers in the 55 and 200 meters, as well as the program’s best outdoor numbers in the 100 and 200 meters.
Ottey also competed for Jamaica in the 1979 Pan American Games, winning a bronze medal in the 200 m. She was also the first female English-speaking Caribbean athlete to win an Olympic medal in 1980 in Moscow. She also won a gold medal in the 200 m and a silver medal in the 100 m at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
About ten years later, she won gold in both events in the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Ottey has won nine Olympic medals in her career, linking her to Allyson Felix for the most by any woman in athletic history. Three silver and six bronze medals are included. However, she has never won an Olympic gold medal.
In addition, she still holds the record for the most World Cup medals in individual events, with 10, earning her the nickname “the bronze queen” in racing circles. The Jamaican government appointed Ottey as Ambassador at Large in 1993. She was also inducted into Nebraska’s first Athletics Hall of Fame Class in 2015.
Merlene Ottey Awards
In terms of awards and achievements, Ottey was named World Athlete of the Year and Track & Field News Athlete of the Year in 1990. She is also the first female athlete to run 60 meters in under seven seconds (6.96 in 1992).
She holds the official World Masters Athletics world record in the 100m and 200m for the W35, W40 and W45 age groups. Likewise, Ottey became the oldest female gold medalist in history when she won the 200m at the 1995 World Championships at the age of 35.
She also holds the record for the fastest women’s indoor 200 meters, with a time of 21.87 seconds. In women’s athletics, Ottey has the most career Olympic medals (9 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze). She has also been named Jamaican Sportswoman of the Year 13 times.
Merlene Ottey Net worth
When it comes to her net worth, Ottey has amassed a considerable fortune through her hard work and brilliance. Ottey has a net worth of $110 million as of 2022.
Merlene Ottey Husband, Marriage
Ottey was previously married to Nathaniel Page, an American high jumper and 400m hurdler, and was also known as Merlene Ottey-Page in the mid-1980s.
However, their relationship did not last long and ended in divorce. Nevertheless, there is no definitive information about their divorce.