Athletics in Jamaica - Athletes With Jamaican Parentage

Athletes With Jamaican Parentage

There are also some star athletes with Jamaican parentage. Kelly Holmes’ father is Jamaican. Kelly won two Olympic Golds in 2004 and has won two Commonwealth Golds for Great Britain.

Denise Lewis’ mother was born in Hanover, Jamaica. Denise won Olympic gold in 2000. She also won a European Championship gold and two Commonwealth golds for Great Britain.

Both of hurdler Colin Jackson’s parents were born in Jamaica, but he competed for Great Britain. Colin won two World Championship golds and an Olympic Silver.

American sprinter Inger Miller is the daughter of Jamaican Olympic legend Lennox Miller. Inger won two World Championship golds.

Italian long jumper Fiona May has Jamaican parentage. Fiona won two World Championship golds.

Derrick Atkins won 100 m silver at the 2007 World Championships. He is the cousin of former world record holder Asafa Powell, and his parents are originally from Jamaica.

Great Britain's 2009 world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis's father was born in St Catherine, Jamaica and moved to Britain when he was 13.

The mother of former Trinidad sprinter Ato Boldon is also Jamaican.

The parents of high jumper Dalton Grant, European and Commonwealth gold medallist and triple Olympian, were both born in Jamaica, in Kingston and St. Thomas respectively.

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