Additional Info

  • Profile:
    Event: 200m Dash, 100m Dash
    D.O.B: December 27, 1986
    Coach: Not Listed
    Weight: Kgs
  • Career Highlights:
    Personal Best: 100m-10.73 NR (berlin 17 Aug 2009)
    200m-22.15 (kingston 29June 2008)
    2009 World Championships
    1st Place (Gold Medal) -100m
    1st Place (Gold Medal) -4 x 100m Relay

    Olympic Games
    1st Place (Gold Medal) - 100m

The surprise winner of the Olympic 100-metre gold medal in 2008, Shelly-Ann backed that up in Berlin in 2009. Bursting rapidly from the blocks, she went even faster than she did in Beijing and won in 10.73 seconds, a new Jamaican record.

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Slowed by a calf strain in 2011, she nevertheless was one of the favourites for the world title.

Before that bother, she had shown great speed in a May race over 200 metres where she beat two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown.

This fast-starting former high school winner for Wolmer’s Girls has broken 11 seconds 13 times. Her development accelerated when she enrolled as a student at the University of Technology and became a member of the  MVP Track Club.

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