Facts of Merlene Ottey
|Full Name||Merlene Ottey|
|Date of Birth||May 10,1950|
Merlene Ottey is an absolute legend and she is a former track and field sprinter. She was as fast as a bullet when she was sprinting.
She is the fourth best of all time in 60 meters and not only that she is the fourth all time best in 200 meters as well. She was a sensation when she was sprinting.
She is still the seventh all time best over 100 meters.
Married Life and Reason For Divorce
Her divorce was very harsh on her, but her bullying behavior might have caused it, our researchers had dig into the topic.
She had been part of the controversy in her career, and her bullying behavior has come out when she forcefully replaced another athlete (Peta-Gayle Dowdie) to complete in the Olympics.
The whole story unfolded when she finished 4th in the National Senior Trails. The rule was that the athlete who finishes above 4thplace would only be allowed to compete in the Olympics.
The rule was made by Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA).
However, she bullied her junior, a youngster, to her position. Her bullying behavior might have caused her divorce too.
She has been in controversy because of a urine sample submitted returned positive.
She was suspected for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. She was banned for this reason by IAAF, but she fought against it and got her name cleared.
So is it the controversies or her bullying behavior that caused her divorce? Time will tell.
Merlene Ottey's Net Worth and Cars
Merlene Ottey has a net worth of 2 million dollars and she has an exotic lifestyle as well. She is fond of fast cars and it suits her as she is very fast as well.
Merlene Ottey's Husband, Family and Children
Merlene Ottey was married to her husband Nathaniel Page. Sadly the couple went through divorce and ended their relationship.
She must have children but details about them is currently missing. Her mother's name is Joan Ottey and her father's name is Hubert Ottey.
She has brothers as well and their names are Ruthven Ottey and Desmond Ottey. She has three sisters and their names are Janet Ottey, Beveryley Ottey and Yvonne Ottey.
Merlene Ottey Career, medals and achievements
Merlene Ottey is one legendary name in Sprinting. Her trophy cabinet is full as she has grabbed 6 gold medals, 9 silvers and 15 bronze in her career.
She won a silver in 1996 Atlanta 100 meters Olympic Games. She also won a silver in 1996 Atlanta 200 meters Olympic Games and she was disappointed that she could not grab a gold in that race.
In 1991 Tokyo World Championships she managed to grab the Gold Medal in 4 * 100 m relay race. She also won the Gold in 1993 Stuttgart in 200 meters race. She was also successful in winning 1995 Gothenburg in 200 meters race.
In 1989 Budapest 200 meters race, she managed to grab the gold medla. She also won the gold medal in 1991 Seville 200 meters race.
She was the gold medalist in 1995 Barcelona World Indoor Championships in 200 meters category.
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She was the 1979 San Juan Pan American Games Silver medalist in 4 * 100 m relay race.
Wiki of Merlene Ottey
Merlene Ottey was born in the year 1960 on 10th of May and this makes her age 58 in 2019 now.
She was born in a place called Hanover Parish which lies in Jamaica. Her nationality is Jamaican and Slovenian. She went to University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her education.
She went to Vere Technical High School for her high school education. Before that she went to Gurneys Mount and Pondside Schools.
She is a tall woman as she has a good height of 1.75 meters.
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