Merlene Ottey

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Jamaican-born Slovenian track athlete

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According to Wikipedia, Merlene Joyce Ottey is a Jamaican-Slovenian former track and field sprinterer. She began her career representing Jamaica in 1978, and continued to do so for 24 years, before representing Slovenia from 2002 to 2012. She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60 metres , eighth on the all-time list over 100 metres and sixth on the all-time list over 200 metres. She is the current world indoor record holder for 200 metres with 21.87 seconds, set in 1993. She was named Jamaican Sportswoman of the Year 13 times between 1979 and 1995.

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